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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • UCSB professor who helped create blue LEDs shares Nobel Prize

    A California scientist and two in Japan won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for a breakthrough invention that reduces global warming and brings light to areas of the world that are off the electrical grid. Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara shares...
  • Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano

    The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning. Though not well known in the U.S., Modiano is highly regarded in France. He had been considered among the top contenders for the...
  • Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war

    Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war
    In a world racked by war, atrocities and treason, the search for a worthy Nobel Peace Prize laureate presents a daunting challenge this year. Where on the planet can a man, woman or organization be found to have alleviated the bloodshed and cruelty that...
  • For the record

    Lois Smith: In the Oct. 8 Calendar section, an article about actress Lois Smith said that in the film "Five Easy Pieces," she played the mother of Jack Nicholson's character. In fact, she played the sister of Nicholson's character. Nobel Prize in...
  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. U.S....
  • Nobel Prize: Judge critiques 'professionalization' of writers

    This week, the Guardian reported on an interview published by the French newspaper La Croix in which the Swedish Academy's Horace Engdahl — one of 18 voters who will decide the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday — decries the...
  • UC Santa Barbara students, staff jubilant after professor's Nobel Prize win

    Students and staff at UC Santa Barbara were delighted Tuesday after learning that one of their professors had been awarded a Nobel Prize in physics. They said it would boost the campus' academic standing and help them shed their collective grief over...
  • Inventors of low-energy LED light get Nobel Prize in physics

    Inventors of low-energy LED light get Nobel Prize in physics
    Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source, the LED, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. "With the...
  • Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize

    Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize
    An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs. Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of...
  • Reese Witherspoon Bolsters Education for Girls With Malala Fund

    It was Reese Witherspoon's 15-year-old daughter, Ava, who introduced the actress to the story of Malala Yousafzai, the girl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for advocating the right to an education. "My daughter brought her book to me and said,...
  • Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize

    Jackson Lab Director Passed Over For Nobel Prize
    — Charles Lee and his collaborators were strong contenders in the eyes of prognosticators at Thomson Reuters, but he and his team did not win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced early Monday morning. Instead, the Nobel Prize in...