Nobel Prize

Raj Chetty: Class Apart


A Harvard professor of economics, his views have found immense appeal among policymakers in the US

An Economist Against GDP Worship

The work of Nobel laureate Angus Deaton arms us for the fight against poverty and reminds us that Economics should focus on welfare more than wealth

Physics Nobel Prize for LEDs

LEDs use semiconductor materials and very little energy is lost to heat. The result is a lifespan of about 100 times that of an incandescent light

The Free Spirit

The words of Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014) made South Africa a less dangerous place—and literature an argument for freedom

Jagdish Bhagwati: Noble if not Nobel

Seven reasons why this economist did not win the Prize

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan

Mo Yan is the Chinese writer’s pen name and means ‘do not speak’

2012’s Nobel Prize for Medicine

Their work offers an alternative to using embryonic stem cells

The Anonymity Effect

If you look past its author’s name and ‘Nobel prize winner’ appellation, Home is a taut read with a jazzy rhythm—till you reach a revelation that makes you squirm

Fearful Symmetry

Structures once believed to be impossible but used today for non-stick pans have been honoured by this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Merit in IVF

The opposition Robert G Edwards first faced for his work is a sign of how wrong even the well meaning can be about science.


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