Nobel Prize 2018 Announcements

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Worth noting that Donna Strickland is Canadian too!
And her BS was in Engineering Physics. Oh yea. :oldwink:
 
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold ”for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter ”for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”.
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2018/press-release/

Definitely a well deserved prize. Both techniques are very useful and are widely used in a number of applications.
 
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Some fun with Nobel Numbers:

The cash prize that goes along with the Nobel is 9,000,000 Swedish Krona/Kronor (SEK)
this is just shy of $1 million USD

Between 1901 and 2017, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 585 times

  • Awards: 585
  • Laureates: 923
  • Prize categories: 6
  • Awarded women: 48
  • Awarded organisations: 48
  • Average age: 60
  • Youngest laureate: 17
  • Oldest laureate: 90


Nobel information from https://www.nobelprize.org/
currency rates from https://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter?.tsrc=fin-srch

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Oldest laureate: 90
Arthur Ashkin is 96 and will get the prize in December.
 
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Arthur Ashkin is 96 and will get the prize in December.
I had a cousin in the U.K. who received an earned doctorate when he was 94 but he didn't get to practice his field very long.
 

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