2020 Nobel Prize Winners

The Nobel Assembly announced the 2020 Nobel Prize at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The prize is worth 10 million Swedish kronor ($1,137,000).

Physiology or Medicine

2020 Nobel 
Prize Physiology Medicine - Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to:

  • Harvey J. Alter (Prize share: 1/3), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Michael Houghton (1/3), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Born in the United Kingdom)
  • Charles M. Rice (1/3), Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA

for their “discovery of the hepatitis C virus“.

Physics

2020 Nobel Prize Physics - Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez
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The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to:

  • Roger Penrose (1/2), University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    for “the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”
  • Reinhard Genzel (1/4), University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany (Born in Germany)
    for “the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.
  • Andrea Ghez (1/4), University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    for “the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.

Chemistry

2020 Nobel Prize Chemistry - Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
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The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been jointly awarded to:

  • Emmanuelle Charpentier (1/2), Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany (Born in France)
  • Jennifer A. Doudna (1/2), University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

for “the development of a method for genome editing.”

Literature

2020 Nobel Prize Literature - Louise Glück
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he 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to:

  • Louise Glück, American Poet

for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.

Peace

2020 Nobel Peace Prize - World Food Programme (WFP)

The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 has been awarded to:

  • World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations

for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.

Economic Sciences

2020 Nobel Prize Economic Sciences - Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson
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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 has been awarded to:

  • Paul R. Milgrom (1/2), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Robert B. Wilson (1/2), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

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