Nuclear weapons are not a force for good in the "right" hands. These are indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction, created to murder civilians.
After months of resignations and public spats, the Swedish Academy felt it lacked the credibility to award the prize.
The international community has repeatedly condemned nuclear weapons as illegal, but nuclear-armed nations aren’t relenting.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson worked to develop cryo-electron microscopy, moving biochemistry “into a new era.”
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne win for "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
British-born Oliver Hart and Finnish Bengt Holmstrom rewarded for work on contract theory, services and private vs. public institutions.
Anders Hamsten and Harriet Wallberg have both been asked to resign from the 50-member body.
Deaton's work in analyzing consumption, poverty and welfare has been a major influence on policy making.
the Swedish Academy calls her work chronicling Soviet life "a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar are honored for work detailing how cells protect genetic information.
The work of Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and Turkish-born Aziz Sancar has given insight into cancer treatments.
The Nobel Assembly said the impact of the discoveries 'in terms of improved human health and reduced suffering are immeasurable.'
Eight days off from war and weapons could put every child in school, she says.
Six and a half months after he auctioned it off for $4.7 million, Watson got his prize back.