List of Nobel Prize Winners 2012 [Live Webcast Link Included]

The Nobel Prize announcement week is upon us!

The Nobel Prize for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry are out. The list of winners follows.

The Nobel Prize celebrates the pinnacle of human thought and intellect. The prize money is approximately $1.2 million and there is also a medal and a certificate following that. The first prize is given for Medicine, followed by that for Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Peace. The Literature Prize will be announced later.



The winners of the Medicine Nobel Prize are Sir John B. Gurdon of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, and their citation says that they got it for “the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent”. Each shares half the prize.

The Medicine Nobel Explained for the Layman:


The winners of the Physics Nobel Prize are Sergie Haroch and David J. Wineland and their citation says that they got it for demonstrating the direct observation of individual quantum particles without destroying them.
They share the prize equally.


The winners of the Chemistry Nobel Prize are Robert J. Lefkowitz from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA and Brian K. Kobilka from Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA and their citation says that they got it for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.
They share the prize equally.


Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. His citation reads that it was he “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”

You can see the live webcast here:

or at the main site.

We will update this post with the daily winners. So stay tuned

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Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.