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1 year 9 months ago

Two Americans win Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have the Nobel economics prize. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two economists for "the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design." The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was the last of the 2012 Nobel...

2 years 9 months ago

Nobel Prize winners named

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Johns Hopkins University professor says his "jaw dropped" when he learned he is sharing the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics with two others. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Adam Riess, an astronomy professor at the university, is sharing the prize with fellow American...

3 years 9 months ago

2 Americans win Nobel Prize for Economics

Two Americans and a British-Cypriot economist won the 2010 Nobel economics prize Monday for developing a theory that helps explain why many people can remain unemployed despite a large number of job vacancies. Federal Reserve board nominee Peter Diamond was honored along with Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides with...

3 years 9 months ago

2 Japanese, American share Nobel Prize for Chemistry

American Richard Heck and Japanese researchers Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki have won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis. According to Chemistry World, this allows "a way to forge new carbon-carbon bonds with precision and under mild reaction conditions." Richard Heck of...

3 years 9 months ago

IVF pioneer wins Nobel Prize for medicine

Robert Edwards of Britain has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of in-vitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to have children. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988, developed the IVF technique, in which egg cells are fertilized outside...

4 years 3 months ago

CU Boulder receives $15 million in stimulus money

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $15 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be used toward the ongoing construction of a biotechnology and biomedical research facility. Faculty and students will use the facility for fundamental research on everything from cancer and cardiovascular...

4 years 3 months ago

Nobel prize missing after burglary

Police in Massachusetts have caught a man they suspect of breaking into a Harvard professor's home, but they are still looking for his missing Nobel Prize medal. Police tell the Boston Herald that Stephen Beaulieu, of Skowhegan, Maine, broke into the Arlington, Mass., home of Roy Glauber (GLAW'-buhr) last...

4 years 9 months ago

Two Americans win Nobel economics prize

Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics on Monday, honored along with fellow American Oliver Williamson for analyzing economic governance - the rules by which people exercise authority in companies and economic systems. Ostrom was also the fifth woman to win a Nobel...

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