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The 2010 Nobel Prizes

Scientific American covers this year's winners, whose work includes advances in the study of nanotechnology, the building of complex organic compounds, the development of in vitro fertilization and the understanding of "search friction" in the job market

  • October 11, 2010

The 60th Annual Lindau Meeting: Nobelists Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists

The interdisciplinary meeting gathered 61 Nobel laureates in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry, along with 650 young researchers from 70 countries at Germany's Lindau Island in Lake Constance from June 27 to July 2. Laureates presented recent research results, reflected on their careers and floated new ideas during lectures and discussions between the two generations

September 16, 2010

The 2009 Nobel Prizes

Explore the advances that earned this year's crop of Nobelists one of the world's most famous prizes--and in some cases, read about the prizewinning discoveries as chronicled by the researchers themselves in Scientific American. All told, 143 Nobelists have written 232 articles for the magazine.

October 13, 2009

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