Nobel Prize 2016 Winners List - At A Glance

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Today we are presenting you a short note on winners of Nobel Prize 2016. On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest
share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace - the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Here we are representing you the winners list of Nobel Prize 2016.

Nobel Prize 2016 Winners List - At A Glance

Physiology & Medicine 107th Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan) for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.
Physics 110th David J. Thouless (UK)
F. Duncan M. Haldane (US)
J. Michael Kosterlitz (UK)
for their theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz.
Chemistry 108th Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France)
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (UK)
Bernard L. Feringa (Netherlands)
for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Peace 97th Juan Manuel Santos (President of Colombia) for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people. Juan Manuel Santos has decided to donate the money from the Nobel Prize to the conflict victims in Colombia.
Economic Science 48th Oliver Hart (UK)
Bengt Holmstrom (Finland)
for their contributions to contract theory, shedding light on how contracts help people deal with conflicting interests.
Literature 109th Bob Dylan (USA) for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition


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