Nobel Priz winners of the year 2005

Barry Marshal and Robin Warren of Australia get the Nobel Prize in Medicine “for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease”

Ray Glauber of Harvard University, USA shares his Nobel prize in Physics “for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence” with John Hall of University of Colorado, USA and Theodor Hansch of Max Planck, Germany “for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique”

Yves Chauvin of Institute of Petroleum of France shares his Nobel prize in Chemistry with Robert Grubbs of Cal Tech, USA and Richard Shrock of MIT, USA “for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis”

Mohamed ElBaradei of Egypt and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria share the Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way”

Robert Aumann of University of Jerusalem, Israel and Thomas Schelling of University of Maryland, USA share the Nobel Prize in Economics “for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis”

Harold Pinter of UK gets his Nobel Prize in Literature “who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms”

Europe continues to have a dominant share (5), followed by America (4), Africa (2) and Australia (2); Asia has none. We have a lot to catch up!

2 Responses to “Nobel Priz winners of the year 2005”

  1. Pranav Says:

    Dear Professor Sadagopan,

    I guess you seem to have missed that Israel is a part of Asia. Though this is inconsequential, I feel there is one interesting thing in the details that you provide. I find that a collaborative research occurs between Universities across continents – and in India I seriously doubt if such a thing happens at a large scale between the IITs itself. I am not very much aware of such instances yet I find this intriguing. Could you help me with some answers?

    Thank you.


  2. David L. Hebert Says:

    They all have me to thank

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