Nobel Prize

Ahead Of The Second Trump-kim Summit A Nobel Peace Prize Is On Somebody’s Mind

Donald Trump is slated to meet with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam next week (Feb. 27-28), in the second summit between the leaders of the US and North Korea. One thing that’s clearly on Trump’s mind ahead of the meeting: a Nobel Peace...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vietnam, North Korea

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William Nordhaus Versus The United Nations On Climate Change Economics

By Robert P. Murphy William Nordhaus was a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in economics for his pioneering work on the economics of climate change. On the day of the Nobel announcement, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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Emma Watson Attends G7 Gender Equality Meeting In Paris

Emma Watson is discussing important issues. The 28-year-old Harry Potter actress joined Nobel Peace Prize winners and human rights advocates at the G7 (Group of Seven) Advisory Council For Gender Equality with French President Emmanuel Macron in...
Related topics: France, Paris, Harry Potter, Human Rights, Emmanuel Macron

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No Need For Shinzo Abe: Trump Already Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S. president has been put forward by others for the prestigious award. During a White...
Related topics: Donald Trump, White House

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Japan's Leader Nominated Trump For Nobel Prize At Washington’s Urging: Report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize — but he did so at the U.S. government’s prompting, according to a Sunday report in Japan’s Asahi Shimbun.This article originally...
Related topics: Japan, Donald Trump

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Finally: First Ocasio-cortez Mural Goes Up In Nyc

This seems sudden, I know, but remember that adoring tributes to young left-wing political stars don’t require any actual achievement to justify them. Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize after nine months in office. For nuclear nonproliferation, for...
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Nevada Woman Is 6th To Accuse Former Costa Rican President Of Sexual Misconduct

The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct. Carina Black said in interviews this...

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Pioneering Black Scientist To Win ‘nobel Prize’ Of Climate Change

By Marlene Cimons Warren Washington can trace at least one of the origins of his extraordinary scientific career —more than half a century of groundbreaking advances in computer climate modeling — to a youthful curiosity about the color of...

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Women In Economics: Elinor Ostrom

Our first episode in the Women in Economics series is an introduction to Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to have won the Nobel Prize in Economics. Elinor Ostrom and Vincent Ostrom have long been a part of the intellectual foundations of...

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A Nobel Prize-worthy Idea: What Is Chirped Pulse Amplification?

How does the laser technology that earned the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics come into our everyday lives? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Laser, Physics

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Ebadi Urges World Action To Weaken Iran Rulers On Revolution Anniversary

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi said she first had doubts about the 1979 Islamic Revolution when members of the Shah's regime were executed on the rooftop of a school housing its leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. She has emerged as...
Related topics: Iran, Anniversaries

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Manfred Eigen, 1967 Nobel Chemistry Laureate, Dies At 91

Manfred Eigen, who shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1967 for his work on extremely fast chemical reactions, has died. He was 91.

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Indian Lawmaker Recommends Collective Nobel Peace Prize For Saviour Fishermen

The fishermen of the southern Indian state of Kerala have refused to accept a monetary reward from the state in lieu of the selfless and heroic service they rendered in the evacuation and rescue of victims of the devastating floods that occurred in...

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Nobel-prize Winning Chemistry May Mean Clean Energy Breakthrough

Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning Chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from conventional vehicles. The researchers have translated a...

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The False Choice Between Economic Growth And Combatting Climate Change

Carolyn Kormann writes on relationship between economic growth and carbon emissions, which William Nordhaus, who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences last year, demonstrated how to decouple decades ago.

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Kahneman: Why We Contradict Ourselves And Confound Each Other

With his book “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Daniel Kahneman emerged as one of the most intriguing voices on the complexity of human thought and behavior. He is a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in economics for helping to create the field of...

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‘soak The Rich’: Paul Krugman Blows Up The Gop Myth That Americans Don’t Want Taxes Raised On...

In an early morning tweetstorm, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman made the case that American’s are not in the least adverse to seeing taxes raised on the rich despite Republican protestations. The New York Times columnist began by...
Related topics: Taxes

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Peculiar Physics At Work In The Brain

In 1982, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Ken Wilson for his contribution to understanding what goes on in certain materials as they undergo a phase transition — like the transition between liquid water and steam. For certain kinds of...
Related topics: Physics

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The Nobel Economists Petitiion On Carbon Tax And Dividend Plan

The Nobel Economists Petitiion on Carbon Tax And Dividend Plan As many now know, a large group of prominent economists, led by a large group of Nobel Prize winners, has published a petition in the Wall Street Journal.  This petition declares the...
Related topics: Taxes, Dividend, Petitions

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Repugnant Markets Spur Thinking About How To Engineer Complex Systems

Alvin E. Roth, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics in 2012, has been a pioneer in applying game theory to all manner of markets.

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