Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is the brainchild of the late Alfred Nobel. It was created due to Nobel’s desire to recognize individuals who contributed to the advancement of physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, literature and peace.

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Who saids Any publicity is good publicity?

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Oscar Wilde did not say that. He said "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about."
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Why did Milton friedman win the Nobel Prize?

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"for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy" Click on the link below for more information. Source: nobelprize.org
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What is the Nobel Prize?

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They are prizes given by the estate of Alfred Nobel, according to his will, in the areas of science, medicine, literature, economics and peace. Nobel was a Swedish chemist and the inventor of dynamite. people win the nobel prize for creating peace in our country and doing good stuff
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Which Award of mathematics is equal to Nobel Prize?

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Abel Prize is equal to nobel prize and it is an international prize presented annually by the King of Norway,It has often been described as the mathematician's Nobel prize
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How much does each winner of the Nobel Prize win?

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The Nobel Prize amount is set by the Swedish kronor (SEK), 10 million per full Nobel Prize. (That's around one & a half million US dollars.) Each Nobel Prize consists of a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation, and a sum of money, the amount of which depends on the income of the Nobel Foundation. A sum of $1,300,000 accompanied each prize in 2005 and has increased each year to the current amount- 1.4 million US dollars in 2009.) A Nobel Prize is either given entirely to one person, divided equally between two persons, or is shared by three persons. In the latter cases, two together can receive a one-half share or each of the three persons can receive a one-third share of the prize. Two prizes can be awarded in the same field i.e. if the prize was withheld from the previous year (due to a refusal to accept the award,or a governments refusing to allow their citizens to accept an award) then the current year's prize and last year's prize can be awarded in the same year. Those who win a prize, whether they accept it or not, are nevertheless entered into the list of Nobel laureates with the remark "declined the prize." Each Nobel Prize consists of a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation, and a sum of money, the amount of which depends on the income of the Nobel Foundation. (A sum of $1,300,000 accompanied each prize in 2005.) A Nobel Prize is either given entirely to one person, divided equally between two persons, or shared by three persons. In the latter case, each of the three persons can receive a one-third share of the prize or two together can receive a one-half share. Sometimes a prize is withheld until the following year; if not then awarded it is paid back into the funds, which happens also when a prize is neither awarded nor reserved. Two prizes in the same field-i.e., the prize withheld from the previous year and the current year's prize-can thus be awarded in one year. If a prize is declined or not accepted before a set date, the prize money goes back into the funds. Some prizes have been declined by their winners, and in certain instances governments have refused to allow their citizens to accept them. Those who win a prize are nevertheless entered into the list of Nobel laureates with the remark "declined the prize." Motives for nonacceptance may vary, but most often the reason has been external pressure; for example, in 1937 Adolf Hitler forbade Germans in the future from accepting Nobel Prizes because he had been infuriated by the award of the 1935 Peace Prize to the anti-Nazi journalist Carl von Ossietzky, who at the time was a political prisoner in Germany. In some cases, the refuser later explained the real reason behind the refusal and was granted the Nobel gold medal and the diploma-but not the money, which invariably reverts to the funds after a certain period of time.
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Who got the first Nobel Prize IN ASIA?

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Rabindranath Tagore of India was the first person to receive a Nobel Prize is Asia. He received it in Literature for Gitanjali.
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Who won the first Nobel Prize?

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Nobel Prizes are awarded for five categories, and there can be more than one winner in any of them. In 1901, the first prize for Chemistry was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen ; the first prize for Literature was awarded to Sully Prudhomme; the first prize for Medicine was awarded to Emil von Behring; Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy were both awarded the first prizes for Peace; and the first prize for Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. In 1969, Ragnar Frisch & Jan Tinbergen won the first Nobel Prizes for Economics.
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Explain quote Reading maketh a full man conference a ready man and writing an exact man?

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The three parts to the quotation somewhat follow the three basic steps of a classical education. Reading supplies a person with the information needed to deal with some difficulty. Conferring with another person hones all that information, helps a person to prioritise the massive amount of information so that it can be useful. Finally, the act of writing is helpful to express what is needed to solve the difficulty in a very clear way.Reading maketh a full man means a person develops his knowledge base and becomes learned. This leads to a fuller and well informed individual. Conference makes a ready man, implies a man of ready wits and alertness, a good speaker, quick and agile to use his wits to get out of any tricky situation or to take advantage of any opportunity that may come his way. Writing is a skill that demands precision, sound judgement and exactness on the part of the writer. Remember, what you write will forever be part of a record that may be used against you, to judge you or to praise you. You may prise yourself out of any words that you spoke, by saying that those words were misquoted. But not so with writing as the written words may come back to haunt you in future, which implies you have to be more exact in your writings.
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Meaning of UNO?

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Uno is a game where everybody can play,aged 7 to adult
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What is the Nobel Prize money?

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Answer = 10 000.000 Swedish kronor = 1, 672.16 U.S. dollars = about 1-2 million Not to say a lifetime supple of Swiss cheese and Hershey 's chocolate
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Nobel Prize is given in how many fields?

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The Nobel Prize is awarded in six categories: The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded annually by the 'Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences', to individuals, in recognition of their discoveries or inventions in the field of physics. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded annually by the 'Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences', to individuals, for important chemical discoveries, or their contribution to the refinement or improvement of chemical processes. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded by the 'Karolinska Institutet', to individuals who have made significant discoveries in the fields of medicine or physiology. The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy to an author from any part of the world, whose work has lasting literary merit. The Nobel Prize in Peace is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals who have made significant contributions and efforts to the promotion of peace. The Nobel Prize in Economics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This is the only award not willed by Alfred Nobel, but was instituted by the central bank of Sweden.
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For what did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize?

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Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect. From the Nobel.org website (see link to the left): "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect" See the Related Questions and Web Links for more information.
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Who was the last Australian to win a Nobel Prize?

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Australian-born Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel prize last year. They won a 2008 L'Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science. Both work in complex areas of science and they were both in Australia this month to meet colleagues and wave the flag for science.
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Why was Al Gore given a Nobel prize award?

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Al Gore was given the peace prize for global warming because the powers that be thought it was really insightful and thuoght provoking, dare I say, revolutionary. I really don't know!
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Why isn't there a Nobel Prize for math?

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No one's exactly sure why there's no Nobel prize for math. One story claims that Alfred Nobel decided against a prize for mathematics because Nobel believed Gösta Mittag-Leffler would be likely to win it, and Nobel had had a romantic rivalry with him over Signe Lindfors (Mittag-Leffler's wife). However, there's no historical evidence to support this story, and it's not known exactly why no prize was created for mathematics. It's possible that Nobel simply didn't find it interesting enough.
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Who won the Nobel Prize more than once?

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As of 2009, four individuals have won a Nobel prize twice: Marie Curie (physics 1903, chemistry 1911), Linus Pauling (chemistry 1954, peace 1962), John Bardeen (physics 1956, physics 1972), Frederick Sanger (chemistry 1958, chemistry 1980). The only one of the four who was awarded both prizes as a solo recipient was Linus Pauling. If you want to count groups also, the International Committee of the Red Cross has been awarded the Peace prize three times (1917, 1944, 1963). Also, the Peace prize has twice been awarded (1954, 1981) to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, though that office was not held by the same person both times.
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What is Marie Curie famous for?

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Marie and her husband Pierre pioneered radioactivity research. She won 2 Nobel prizes - one for radiation and the 2nd for discovering the radioactive elements radium and polonium. She is also known as a very outspoken scientist.
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What were the names of Isaac Newton's siblings?

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I know that his half sisters name was Mary. == Isaac Newton was the only child of his father (also named Isaac Newton), who died before his son's birth, His mother Hannah Ayscough, remarried when Isaac was only two years old. She had three more children Benjamin, Mary and Hannah, to whom Sir Isaac Newton subsequently left most of his property.
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Why was Marie Curie famous?

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she was the firs to coin the termed "radioactivity"
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How many Nobel Prizes are there?

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5, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace, and Literature.
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What year was Nobel Peace Prize first given?

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The Nobel Prize has been awarded since 1901. The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 were Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy. See Web Links to the left for more information about the Nobel Prize. 1901 1901 The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on December 10, 1901. The Nobel Peace Prize was founded by Alfred Nobel (the inventor of dynamite). 1901 Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, shared the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 with Frédéric Passy, a leading international pacifist of the time. In addition to humanitarian efforts and peace movements, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded for work in a wide range of fields including advocacy of human rights, mediation of international conflicts, and arms control.