2011 Nobel Prize Announcements
2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
The 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded jointly to Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims "for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy"
"I was in my study. I get up early ..." Click to listen to an interview with Thomas J. Sargent (6:30):
"It is good to have people thinking about macroeconomics ..." Click to listen to an interview with Christopher A. Sims (5:19):
2011 Nobel Peace Prize
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".
"... truly women have a place ..." Click to listen to an interview with Leymah Gbowee (2:01):
2011 Nobel Prize in Literature
2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
"It was difficult to convince many people ..." Click to listen to an interview with Dan Shechtman (4:34):
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae" with one half to Saul Perlmutter and the other half jointly to Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess.
2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided, one half jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity" and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity".