Former US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger has died, aged 100. His legacy, including his involvement in the Vietnam war, is long, complicated and divisive.
Studies reveal women’s research receives tougher assessment, less funding, fewer prizes and less citation than men’s.
Louis Brus, center, shares Nobel recognition with two other quantum dots pioneers.
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Louis Brus explains some of the foundational research – and how even the letter carrier wants to shake your hand when you’ve just won a Nobel Prize.
Louis Brus, one of the 2023 Nobel laureates in chemistry.
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Louis Brus, one of the newest Nobel laureates in chemistry, speaks to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The goal of mRNA technology is to harness the power of the cell to potentially prevent infections and treat diseases.
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Japanese and English readers have read Murakami in quite different contexts and chronologies.
The world’s newest Nobel laureate takes a bow.
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Goldin is showing the world that economics is about more than just finance.
Narges Mohammadi, a jailed Iranian women’s rights advocate, won the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo taken in 2021.
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Narges Mohammadi is the second Iranian woman, after Shirin Ebadi, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She remains locked up in Evin, Iran’s most notorious prison for political detainees.
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The prize has gone to a Norwegian playwright and novelist whose work examines the lives of ordinary people on the outer reaches of society.
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For Jon Fosse, the fourth Norwegian to win the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature, writing has been a way of surviving.
George De Hevesy working in his lab at Stockholm University in 1944.
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Some Nobel Prize-winning ideas originate in strange places, but still go on to revolutionize the scientific field. George de Hevesy’s research on radioactive tracers is one such example.
The author, Mats Larsson, on the right during the 2023 announcement.
The discussions in the committee are always open, frank and sometimes emotional, but never hostile.
Chemistry Nobel prize laureates Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov.
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Quantum dot technology has also helped revolutionise medical imagining.
Flasks of quantum dots fluorescing at the Nobel Prize announcement.
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Quantum dots are a prime example of the way nanotechnology engineers materials at an atomic scale.
Patrick White c.1940.
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The aura of a major literary prize will inevitably fade. What we are left with is the work itself.
Attosecond light pulses help researchers understand the movement of electrons.
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The 2023 Nobel Prize in physics recognized researchers studying electron movement in real time − this work could revolutionize electronics, laser imaging and more.
L'Huillier and her husband at the Nobel prize celebration in Lund.
L'Huillier was busy teaching when she her Nobel prize was awarded.
Work in attosecond physics has led to a better understanding of how electrons move around.
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Three scientists won the 2023 Nobel Prize in physics for their work developing methods to shoot laser pulses that only last an attosecond, or a mind-bogglingly tiny fraction of a second.
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The 2023 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”.
Photograph of the first Solvay Conference in 1911 at the Hotel Metropole. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes is standing third from the right.
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Superconductivity may sound like science fiction, but the first experiments to achieve it were conducted over a century ago. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, credited with the discovery, won a Nobel Prize in 1913.