Nobel Prizes awarded

By Yash Nigam

People all around the world have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winners of the 2012 Nobel Prizes, a set of globally-recognized awards presented to people who have significantly contributed to a particular area of study. Named after Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901. Below is a list of all the 2012 Nobel Prize winners and their accomplishments.


David Wineland and Serge Haroche separately found methods of analyzing particles of light and matter without actually destroying them.


Sir John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanka collaborated to discover how mature cells can become stem cells with divided germ layers.


Mo Yan combined various features of historical and modern literature into a single composition entitled “Big Breasts and Wide Hips.”


The European Union (EU) won for advancing peace, democracy, and human rights in Europe.


Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka advanced the knowledge of G-protein coupled receptors.

Economic Sciences:

Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley jointly made revolutionary findings in market design.