Nobel In The News


The problem with Nobel prizes and the myth of the lone genius

By Jenny Rohn Oct 04 ,2017

Restricting Nobel prizes to three individuals has always been problematic, and increasingly glosses over the contributions of everyday scientists Yesterday, the Nobel prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of gravitational waves, followingView More


You Can't Give A Nobel Prize To A Thousand People. Here's Why

By NICOLE KOBIE Oct 05 ,2017

The Nobel Prize for Physics went to three men, but the paper describing their discovery lists 1,000 authors. What gives? This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was shared between three men, but you'd be hard pressed to quickly pick their namesView More


100 Women: Where Are The Female Nobel Prize Winners?

By Mary Halton Oct 05 ,2017

The 2017 Nobel season is still under way, with the prizes for peace, and economics yet to be announced. But for the sciences, this year's work is done and many in the scientific community are noticing some similarities about the winners. InView More


Do The Nobel Prizes Still Make Sense In The 21st Century?

Top 20 Most Controversial Nobel Prizes