New Nobel Laureates are being announced this week, but a select few scientists have two Nobel Prizes on their mantles.
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.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
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
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
One of this year's infamous Ig Nobel Prizes went to researchers who study how woodpeckers bash their heads all day without ill effect.
From prison time to the intricacies of transporting the prize itself, this award can be rife with complications
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
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
The prize is biased toward men of European descent, and European and American researchers in general, a bias that is part of a larger problem of excluding women and minorities for consideration
Now that teams, not individuals, drive high-impact science,the Nobel Foundation should change how it awards its prize
The global distribution of Nobel Prizes traces a shift from Europe to the U.S.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
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
This the first time that a living Nobel laureate has auctioned off his or her medal
A rundown of this year’s science Nobel laureates, along with links to Scientific American articles authored by the winners
British biophysicist Alan Lloyd Hodgkin won the shiny gold medal in 1963 for discovering how the nerve cells of squid generate an electrical pulse when stimulated
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