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# Nobel Prize

Last month
November 2023
Quiz: How much do you know about WB Yeats?
Irish poet WB Yeats won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.
This year
Harvard University professor Claudia Goldin awarded Nobel economics prize for pay gap research
The ‘groundbreaking’ research revealed the main sources to the gender pay gap and provided a historic account of women’s earnings.
Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to scientists behind Covid-19 mRNA vaccines
Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman’s discoveries enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines.
Nobel Foundation cancels Russian ambassador invite to prize ceremony after backlash
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry spokesman called the decision a “victory for humanism”.
Belarus Nobel Prize winner Ales Bialiatski goes on trial
Rights group Amnesty International called the trial a ‘blatant act of injustice’.
Last year
Quiz: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?
Ireland’s greatest modern poet won a Nobel Prize 27 years ago this weekend
Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2022
The French author has written about her life across a series of highly acclaimed memoirs.
Russian journalist raises $100 million in auction for Ukraine by selling Nobel Prize
In a speech yesterday he hailed the persistence of journalists as an important check on governments.
All time
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced today.
World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.
Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded for ‘genome scissors’
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna were announced as the recipients in Stockholm.
'For about 40 minutes I was a Nobel Prize winner': Irish author victim of hoax call
Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke were both awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender
Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.
Scientist becomes just third woman ever to win Nobel Prize for physics
She shared the award with two other scientists.
2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy
This is the first time it has been postponed in over 70 years.
Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations
A high-profile figure associated with the Swedish Academy has been accused by 18 women of sexual assault and harassment.
Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock
The Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded last week to three scientists highlighted how the body clock works.
British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).
Nobel Peace Prize winner released from Chinese prison after 8 years with late-stage cancer
Liu Xiaobo was sentenced in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.
Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.
Bob Dylan to play Dublin gig next year
The musician recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He may be a no-show, but Bob Dylan has written something special for the Nobel banquet
Patti Smith will also perform a version of Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.
Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)
Dylan has also indicated he will skip the Nobel award ceremony in December.
Colombia's government will sign a new peace deal this week
The new, revised accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, after the last one was rejected in a referendum.
Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award
The 75-year-old is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.
Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature
For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The American singer was awarded the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Facebook briefly made a load of people believe they won a Nobel Prize
Not again.
How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How many selfies did Teresa Mannion say she posed for in Ballina?
Irish scientist receives Nobel Prize for Medicine in glittering ceremony
Professor Campbell is only the second Irish person to ever be awarded the prize for science.
Angus Deaton just won a Nobel prize (but no, it's not the man you're thinking of)
Cue jokes galore.
That time the Nobel physics prize was accidentally given to the wrong person
Right name, wrong man.
Irish-born scientist given a Nobel Prize for his work fighting a horrible parasite
Irishman William Campbell shared one half of the prize with Satoshi Omura of Japan.
Watch Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai doing card tricks
The Pakistani activist is multi-talented.
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
US scientist who sold his Nobel Prize to donate some of his millions to Irish university
It has also been revealed that the man who bought the medal did so to give it back.
Check out the CV of the guy who just won the Nobel Prize for Economics
It’s fair to say he’s “accomplished.”
Autocorrect just made a very big fool of Naomi Campbell
This is why proofreading your tweets is essential.
17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize
The teenager was the joint winner of the award along with Kailash Satyarthi of India.