Nobel Prizes 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura

“for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner

“for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser

“for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014Patrick Modiano

“for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai

“for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014

The 2014 Prize in Economic Sciences has not been awarded yet. It will be announced on Monday 13 October, 1:00 p.m. CET at the earliest.


I was wondering if there is a trend in which science is moving towards,

I saw the physics winners coming. Peace prize is always a joke.

This is fake. SRK is nowhere on this list.

I think this is one of the most deserving Peace Prizes in a very long time. Very impressed that Canada is granting her honorary citizenship.

Apparently being half-black or getting shot in the face makes you worthy of a peace prize.

That is a ridiculous comment displaying pure ignorance.

Yawn, heard it all before.

It’s more accurate to say that Obama won the prize for being not GW Bush, and not necessarily for being half black.

It’s funny that you just put up an article about people getting dumber after posting such a stupid comment in this thread. If this is supposed to be ironic and I’m missing the joke, I apologise.

Regarding getting shot in the face – if she was smart she would have kept her head down.

As per the website nobel prize is given to a individual who “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.

I really appreciate the courage and dedication of both nobel peace prize winners of 2014 but i really wonder how they qualified for this award as both of them have clearly not fulfiled the criteria prescribed by the above mentioned defination.

^ Exactly. Rahul is more elegant than I, but yeah, what does getting shot in the face accomplish?

I would seriously love to believe it was a joke and your phrase “if she was smart she would have kept her head down.” does not metaphorically suggests that she should “have been smart enough to put her head down against the injustice.”

I express multiple things at once. :wink:

‘I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.’ - Malala Yousafzai

I’m willing to give the first moderator to ban all these fighting Indians the AF Nobel Peace Prize.

^ +1.

Lots of kids are left leaning at 17. If she’s willing to take on the Taliban and get shot in the face to fight for girl’s access to education, then who cares if she’s a bit left leaning. . Eventually Americans will get over this anti-socialism attitude. One day maybe they’ll wake up, realise the USSR is dead and that hard-line Islamic fundamentalists are the biggest threat to their way of life.

^The USSR may be dead, but the socialist agenda is alive and well. And IMHO it has the power to destroy many more lives than hard-line Islamic fundamentalists.