Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prizes are given to the best.

Nobel Prizes are given to the best.

Joshua Nonamaker, Staff Writer

The Nobel prizes were just recently given out on October 3rd, 2022. Fourteen people won Noble prizes this year. Three people won the prize in physics, one in physiology or medicine, one in literature, three won the peace prize, Lastly, three people won the prize for economic sciences. 

Alain Aspect. Anton Zeilinger, and John F. Clauser won the prize in physics,They were awarded the prize for their contribution to further understanding quantum entanglement and quantum information. 

Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless won the prize in physics for discovering how to put molecular building blocks together, which can help make new drugs or make completely new materials we have never seen. 

Svante Pääbo won the prize in physiology or medicine for his discoveries in genomes from extinct humans and the evolution in humans. 

French writer Annie Ernaux won the nobel prize in literature for her powerful book about when she got an illegal abortion before it was legal in france. and collective restraints of personal memory. 

Ales Bialiatski and the Center for Civil Liberties won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping Ukrainian people during this challenging time. 

In 1901,  Alfred Nobel invented the awards because he wanted to leave a better legacy. This is because he invented dynamite and didn’t want to go down in history as the man who was responsible for millions of deaths and injuries. The awards have been handed out 49 times since they were made; there have been years where they were not handed out due to wars. The winners of the prizes each won 10 million swedish krona, converted to U.S. dollars. That’s around 900,000 dollars. Every year the prizes get held in Stockholm, Sweden this is because Alfred Nobel wanted them to be held there every year. The Norwegian Nobel committee decides who gets the prizes; there are 5 members each appointed by the Norwegian parliament.