Nobel Prize

The Nobel prize for 2022 is underway and the ceremony will take place December 10, 2022, a tradition that started in 1901 is turning 121 years old this year. The Nobel prize is awarded to those who have benefited humanity greatly in the given year. There are a total of 6 Nobel prizes, for literature, peace, economic sciences, physics and chemistry and physiology or medicine. The Nobel prize was created by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel who other than establishing the Nobel prize is probably best known for inventing dynamite.

This year there are 12 winners in their respective fields and the awards ceremony is at Stockholm, Oslo. The Nobel prizes are awarded annually. The reward for winning the prize is a gold medal, a diploma and 10 million sek which is about 883,851 in U.S. dollars.

The Nobel prize for literature was announced by Mats Malm on the 6 of October and the winner is French author Anne Ernaux, best known for her autobiography.

The Nobel peace prize was announced by Berit Reiss-Anderson on the 7t of October and was awarded to Ales Bialiatski, a pro democracy activist from Belarus best known for his work with the Viase Human rights center which he was given the award for.

“The Nobel peace prize is a great honor and should be awarded to someone like Ales Bialiatski who has spoken out against what many consider to be a dictatorial government,” sophomore Martina Boren said.

Next up is physics. This year there are three winners; the prize was announced by Hans Ellegren on the 5 of October and was awarded to Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their work in the confusing and complex study of quantum physics.

In Chemistry there are also three winners; the prize was announced by Hans Ellegren on the 5 of October and was awarded to Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Karl Sharpless.

“Science helps us understand the world around us and now we understand more about the world,” sophomore Martina Boren said.

The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine was announced on the 3 of October by Thomas Perlmann. The winner is Svante Pääbo he won the award for his work on understanding the extinct neanderthal genome.

The Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in the memory of Alfred Nobel was announced on the 10th of October and awarded to Ben Bernake, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig. For their research on banks and financial crisis.

“Congratulations to those who won and good luck on future endeavors.,” sophomore Almon Thompson said.