Nobel Prizes

Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. "The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the Nobel committee said in its citation Friday. (Norwegian Church Aid via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 11:53 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:50 p.m. President Donald Trump hasn't commented on the new Nobel Peace Prize winners but his new ambassador to Congo has. U.S. Ambassador Mike Hammer says in a Twitter post: "Congratulations Dr. Denis Mukwege!...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, speaks after winning the Millennium Technology Prize 2016 during the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland. Frances Arnold, US, George P Smith US and Gregory P Winter of Britain have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 6:47 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Nobel chemistry winner Frances Arnold is celebrating her prize with her students and fellow faculty members at the California Institute of Technology. Arnold learned of her prize while traveling in Texas...
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October 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase "God particle," has died. He was 96. Ellen Carr Lederman, his wife of 37 years, said her husband died Wednesday at a nursing home in the Idaho town...
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In this 1988 image provided by Nokia Bell Labs shows Arthur Ashkin at the lab in Holmdel, N.J. American Arthur Ashkin, Canadian Donna Strickland, and French scientist Gerard Mourou won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics announced Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, for work in laser physics. Ashkin, entered the record books of the Nobel Prizes by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96. (Nokia Bell Labs via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more powerful flashes of light and even to act like tiny tweezers. Their work paved the way for laser eye...
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French scientist Gerard Mourou poses ion his laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, south of Paris, Tuesday, Oct.2, 2018. Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 02, 2018 - 3:19 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Scientist Arthur Ashkin thought he might have a chance to win a Nobel Prize a few decades ago. But the 96-year-old from Rumson, New Jersey, said he had "given up worrying" about such things a long time ago...
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James Allison, one of the 2018 Nobel Prize winners for medicine, speaks during a press conference, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in New York. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that help the body marshal its cellular troops to attack invading cancers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 01, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Two researchers from the U.S. and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care, turning the body's immune system loose to fight tumors in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives. James Allison of the University of Texas M.D...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo Dr. James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, poses for a photo in New York. James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
October 01, 2018 - 10:38 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Nobel winner James Allison of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center says more basic research is needed to help cancer patients. Allison won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday along with Tasuku...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court for the start of court proceedings in Stockholm. Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that has tarnished the academy and forced it to take a year off in choosing who should get the prestigious literature prize. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 6:22 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court for the start of court proceedings in Stockholm. Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that has tarnished the academy and forced it to take a year off in choosing who should get the prestigious literature prize. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP, File)
September 30, 2018 - 8:55 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There won't be a Nobel Prize in Literature this year but the Swedish Academy that awards the prestigious prize is still in the limelight. Jean-Claude Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes...
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August 31, 2018 - 4:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former member of the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature who quit in the wake of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal, has dismissed reports she is returning to the Swedish Academy. Former permanent secretary Sara Danius said Friday on her...
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