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Hart and Holmström changed the way we think about corporate governance.
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Yoshinori Ohsumi's research on autophagy – a process that lets cells clear out harmful materials – brought biology and medicine closer to finding treatments for chronic and deadly diseases.
Two US-based professors who improved our understanding of how contract theory works have won the 2016 award.
A week of extreme emotions in Colombia ends with a Nobel Peace Prize for its president. But will it help the country avoid descending back into civil war?
Forget solid, liquid, gas. This research used advanced math to theorize about topological phases of matter. And over the years experiments with matter and cold atoms have been validating the ideas.
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
Five decades of highly productive and groundbreaking research doesn't mean there's no time for a touch of football.
There's no Nobel Prize in mathematics, but math undergirds much high-level science. The 2016 Nobel in Physics rewards work in topology, a branch of math with multiple real world applications.
The smallest motors ever made could one day have a huge impact on our lives.
Gordon has made humble gut microbes one of the most talked about health topics of the last decade.
Don't worry, understanding the work is a piece of cake. But it may make you hungry.
People have always known science would advance faster with various incentives and rewards. As modern experimental science took off, these took the form of gifts and favors to and from wealthy elites.
Ohsumi, autophagy pioneer.