Christine Brennan Schmidt

2013 Nobel Prizes - What do you think?

Discussion created by Christine Brennan Schmidt on Oct 7, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2013 by Christopher McCarthy

The 2013 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week.


  • Wednesday, Oct 9: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems".


  • Tuesday, Oct 8: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

  • Monday, Oct 7: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.


We'll post other prizes as they are awarded, but we would love to hear what people think? Who do you think should get a prize or what do you think about this year's prize winners and their contributions to science?


And for the non-science pirizes:

  • Thursday, Oct 10 - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 was awarded to Alice Munro "master of the contemporary short story".