Wednesday, 7 October 2015

And the winners are...

Yesterday the winners of this year's Nobel Prizes were announced. I've never really been one to follow the announcements, however as the years have progressed, and I've started to read more literature and papers, I find myself gradually intrigued by the winners and their accolades. 

And the winners are:


Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald jointly share the Physics prize for 'the discovery of neutrino oscillations which shows that neutrinos have mass'.

Physiology or Medicine
William C. Campbell, Satoshi ┼îmura and Youyou Tu share the prize for physiology or medicine. The prize was split in half with one half being shared amongst Campbell and ┼îmura for  'their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites'. The other half of the prize went to Tu 'for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria' 

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar all take a third of the prize for their work 'on the mechanistic studies of DNA repair'.

A huge congratulations to all the winners!