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The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and economics

Akshat Rathi
By Akshat Rathi

Senior reporter

This year’s Nobel Prize winners will be revealed over the next couple of weeks. You’ll find the details below as they are announced, along with links to Quartz’s coverage of the people and ideas behind the awards.

💊 Monday, Oct. 7: The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to William Kaelin Jr, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” Read Quartz’s in-depth story here.

🌀 Tuesday, Oct. 8: The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.” Read more on Quartz here.

🔬 Wednesday, Oct. 9: The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” Read Quartz’s story on the prize and our field guide on lithium-ion batteries.

📚 Thursday, Oct. 10: The Nobel Prize in literature for 2018 has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.” The Nobel Prize in literature for 2019 has been awarded to the Austrian author Peter Handke “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.” Read Quartz’s story on the odd double-up.

🕊 Friday, Oct. 11: The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.” Read Quartz’s story on the prize.

💰 Monday, Oct. 14: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” Read Quartz’s story on the prize.

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