Nobel week starts today

This the schedule (Swedish time) for announcing the awards

PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE – Monday 5 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS – Tuesday 6 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY – Wednesday 7 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE – Friday 9 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES – Monday 12 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
LITERATURE – The date will be set later

I find the economic science and peace prizes are little more than nonsense (with a few exceptions). The literature prize is not so bad but does get bogged down by political correctness from time to time. But to each his own.

Some Nobel trivia:

105 Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have been awarded between 1901 and 2014.

38 Medicine Prizes have been given to one Laureate only.

11 women have been awarded the Medicine Prize so far.

32 years was the age of the youngest Medicine Laureate ever, Frederick G. Banting, who was awarded the 1923 Medicine Prize for the discovery of insulin.

87 years was the age of the oldest Medicine Laureate ever, Peyton Rous, when he was awarded the Medicine Prize in 1966 for his discovery of tumour-inducing viruses.

58 is the average age of the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine the year they were awarded the prize.

The Thomson Reuters prediction page is here. The medicine predictions are for work on human gut microbes, proteins and T-cells.


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