2016 Nobel Prizes

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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Heksagon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:49 am

I'm noticing this a year late, but it's curious to note that the Physics Prize winner John Michael Kosterlitz is actually the nephew of Oscar-nominated film director Henry Koster.

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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:37 pm

Even though Bob Dylan was unable to attend the ceremony, he did write this moving acceptance speech which was read there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoR-mLgsa8E
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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:43 pm

Here is the menu for the Nobel Banquet:

Charcoal baked langoustine and scallop,
served with nettles, ramson and pickled winter apples

Quail from Södermanland in black garlic and leek ash
with Jerusalem artichoke, preserved wild mushrooms
and jus of roasted chicken skin and mustard seed

Cloud of sudachi fruit, cloudberry sorbet, miso crumbs
and deep-fried rice paper
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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:19 pm

Nobel Committee Says Bob Dylan Is Ignoring Them:

http://pitchfork.com/news/69019-nobel-c ... ring-them/
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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:24 pm

Utterly unexpected, and delightful -- acknowledging one of the greatest living poets.

It's not really an edgy choice/ It would have been 40 years ago -- now it's almost a soothing choice that achieves edge only by its genre defiance.

Anyway: bravo. And nice to have something uplifting in the midst of the muck otherwise dominating the news.

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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:47 pm

Showing their bias, even when the Nobel Literature Committee finally awards another American, they still pick one who requires a translator.
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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby danfrank » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:39 am

Well knock me over with a feather! I think they're just messing with the American literary community. Me, I'm thrilled with the choice. Dylan with a Nobel! Fantastic.

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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Heksagon » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:56 am

Dylan is the first songwriter to win the Literature Prize. I guess that's the reason they needed a week longer than usual to deliberate before announcing the winner.

Oddly, Dylan is the only American-born person to win a Nobel Prize this year, although several of the winners have moved to the U.S. at some point, and acquired American citizenship.

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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:15 am

Bob Dylan becomes the second person to win both the Oscar and the Nobel Prize, although the first in that order. George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel Prize and then the Oscar later.
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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 pm

Catching up, post Hurricane Matthew:

"The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa 'for the design and synthesis of molecular machines'."

"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220 000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people."

"The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 was awarded jointly to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström 'for their contributions to contract theory'."
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Re: 2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:41 am

"The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 is awarded with one half to David J. Thouless, and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter'."
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2016 Nobel Prizes

Postby Greg » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:21 pm

They are now handing out the 2016 Nobel Prizes. Today, "the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy."

http://www.nobelprize.org/
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