Oct 10, 2014

Modiano strengthens France's literature Nobel dominance

France has more literature Nobel laureates than any other country, with 15 names including Patrick Modiano, widening the gap with runner-up the U.S., which has 12 Nobels. The very first literature laureate was French. Rene Francois Armand, writing as Sully Prudhomme, won the 1901 ...

Oct 10, 2014

Excerpts from Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's books

Publishers’ descriptions and excerpts from some of Patrick Modiano’s books: “Missing Person” (“Rue des Boutiques Obscures“). “In this strange, elegant novel, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole ...

Two Americans, one German win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Oct 8, 2014

Two Americans, one German win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before. The three scientists were cited for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence ...

Pope Francis favored to win Nobel Peace Prize for poverty focus

Oct 3, 2014

Pope Francis favored to win Nobel Peace Prize for poverty focus

Pope Francis, who has made the fight against poverty a focus of his tenure, and Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege are among the top contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Other favorites include Edward Snowden, the former American intelligence contractor who revealed secret surveillance ...

Gary Becker, economics Nobel Laureate, dies at 83

May 5, 2014

Gary Becker, economics Nobel Laureate, dies at 83

Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as the study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker’s stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker died at Northwestern ...