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Double Nobel Prize Winners

New Nobel Laureates are being announced this week, but a select few scientists have two Nobel Prizes on their mantles.

October 3, 2006

Nobel Prize Explainer: Autophagy

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for his discoveries concerning autophagy. Following the announcement, journalist Lotta Fredholm spoke to Juleen Zierath, chair of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, about the research.   

October 3, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Reiss share the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their observations that type Ia supernovae indicate that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Steve Mirsky reports

October 4, 2011

Meeting of the Minds at Lindau

This year's Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, which focused on physiology or medicine, brought together Nobel Prize winners and young researchers from around the world

July 29, 2011

Head Banging Ig Nobel Prize

One of this year's infamous Ig Nobel Prizes went to researchers who study how woodpeckers bash their heads all day without ill effect.

October 10, 2006

2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Daniel Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for the discovery of quasicrystals--infinite, non-repeating ordered materials. Steve Mirsky reports

October 5, 2011

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath for studies of the protein-manufacturing ribosome, with implications for antibiotic development. Steve Mirsky reports

October 7, 2009

Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

On the eve of the Nobel Prize announcements, the Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded at Harvard, for studies into knuckle-cracking and other vital medical and scientific research. Karen Hopkin retorts

October 2, 2009

Chemistry Nobel: Keeping DNA in Good Repair

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for discoveries of the mechanisms by which cells maintain the integrity of their DNA sequences 

October 7, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

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