List of Nobel Prize Laureates 2008.

Physiology or Medicine

Harald zur Hausen “for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer”

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Luc Montagnier “for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus”

Physics

Yoichiro Nambu “for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics”

Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa “for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature”

Chemistry

Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, Roger Y. Tsien “for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP”

Literature

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization”

Peace

Martti Ahtisaari “for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts”

Economics

Paul Krugman “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity”

Source: http://nobelprize.org/

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2 thoughts on “Nobel Prize 2008

  1. Many Japanese won Nobel Prize this year, but the headlines varied a little, divided on the issue of place of birth vs. citizenship.

    In related news: Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for confirmation that Coca-Cola is a spermicide, but not an effective one 😛 Japanese scientists were great here as well: they proved that slime molds can solve puzzles lol

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