The Nobel Prize 2017 list is short as usual, being given to the chosen few. The individuals who accomplish beyond expectations in specific fields. The First Nobel Prize winner was not one but two individuals Henry Dunant and Frederic Passy in the field of economics. The Nobel Prize history is full of people who have accomplished great things.
Nobel Prize 2017 List
Here are the winners of Nobel Prize 2017.
Richard H. Thaler won the award for his contribution to behavioral economics. He is considered among the pioneers to bring behavioral economics into mainstream academic research. Furthermore, his work shows why it is essential to research on and use the insights obtained from behavioral economics. His research promotes the idea that for better understanding economics, the economists need to understand how it relates to people’s behavior.
Nobel Peace Prize 2017
The Nobel Prize 2017 for peace went to the international campaign for abolishing nuclear weapons. The primary reason is that the campaign focuses on the devastating consequences of a nuclear war. It highlights the issue in a broader light for everyone to understand it. It gives examples of the horrific incidents of Nagasaki and Hiroshima with the terrible nightmare of a nuclear attack on Japan. The campaign reignites the debate of the perils of possessing a nuclear arsenal.
The literary award for this year goes to Kazuo Ishiguro. He is considered one of the modern writers of the time with an imminent theme of self-actualization. Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist since 1982. He has written some of the most fantastic novels like “Never Let Me Go” and “The Remains of the Day.” His work uncovers the inner world that exists in each one of us but never revealed. The writer hopes that his winning of the prize somehow contributes towards creating a better world for everyone.
Medicine or Physiology
The Nobel Prize 2017 for Medicine or Physiology goes to three American scientists named Michael Rosbash, Jeffrey C. Hall, and Michael W. Young. These three scientists worked on finding ways for the molecular mechanisms to control circadian rhythm. The study helps closely inspect activities like blood temperature, brain function, sleep, and appetite. The gene accumulates in the body during the night, and its production reduces during the day. One example of the way this gene work is jet lag.
The Noble Prize 2017 for chemistry goes to three leading scientists working on the cyro-electron microscope. The new cyro-electric microscope will help scientists study living organisms at an atomic level. The three scientists behind this cryo-electron microscope include Joachim Frank at Columbia University, Jacques Dubochet at the University of Lausanne, and Richard Henderson at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the UK.
The Noble Prize 2017 for Physics went to three physicists behind the discovery of gravitational waves. The eminent names from the world of physics include Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne, and Rainer Weiss. The study included the release of gravitational waves released due to different violent events taking place in the universe including black holes. The prize was bestowed because these three physicists contributed to the discovery of these gravitational waves.