Nobel Prize

Jon Fosse: Master of Mystic Realism

Nandini Nair

The Norwegian author wins the Nobel Prize in literature for his linguistic inventiveness

Ben Bernanke: The Experimenter

The new Nobel laureate in economics kept the system afloat when investment banks collapsed in 2008

Svante Pääbo: DNA Hunter

The palaeogeneticist who won the Nobel overturned ideas about our ancient past

Annie Ernaux: The Master Memoirist

For Annie Enraux, the new Nobel laureate in literature, the family narrative carries the biggest social story

Scientific Temper

Is the Nobel Prize the ultimate measure of achievement in science?

The Future Is Here

CRISPR-cas9, the technology that won the 2020 Chemistry Nobel, is truly revolutionary

Why Love What You Will Lose?

The new Nobel laureate Louise Glück’s poetry is infused with desire and trauma, the processes of ordeal and healing

Bidding for the Best Outcome

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, who won the Economics Nobel this year, showed that intelligent auction design could maximise benefits for both sellers and buyers

Louise Glück: Austere Notes

The autobiographical voice of America’s leading poet wins her the Nobel Prize


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