Nobel Laureates at the Academy

To coincide with next week's Nobel Prize announcements, the Academy highlights a few of its Nobel Prize-winning members and speakers.

Published October 05, 2012

Nobel Laureates at the Academy

With 28 Nobel Laureates on its President's Council alone, and more counted among the Academy Fellows and Honorary Life Members and general membership, the Academy prides itself as much on the quality of its people as on its programming.

This coming week, to coincide with the Nobel Foundation's announcements of this year's winners in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, economics, and peace, the Academy highlights a few of its Nobel Prize-winning members and speakers, as well the Nobel Prize itself. The prize announcement schedule:

  • Monday, October 8: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine — John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka, "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
  • Tuesday, October 9: The Nobel Prize in Physics — Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland, "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems"
  • Wednesday, October 10: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry — Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka, "for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors."
  • Friday, October 12: The Nobel Peace PrizeThe European Union (EU), "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."
  • Monday, October 15: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred NobelAlvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley, "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design."

Check back throughout the week as the Academy updates this page with each new announcement, and enjoy a few resources by, about, and with the Academy's Nobel Laureates.

Image © ® The Nobel Foundation.

The Thinking Ape
Event

The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Human Consciousness

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This exploration of what it means to be conscious features psychologist Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2002).
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Envy: The Cutthroat Side of Science
Event

Envy: The Cutthroat Side of Science

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
As part of this discussion on scientific competition, Dr. Morton Meyers explores the long history of conflict at the heart of the Nobel Prize.

How to Win a Nobel Prize
Podcast

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Academy President's Council member Peter Doherty (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1996) shares his advice on succeeding in a career in science, and discusses the challenges facing young researchers today.

The Most Precious Natural Resource
Video

The Most Precious Natural Resource

Academy President's Council member Peter Agre (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003) surveys some examples of pressing problems arising from threats to water supplies.

Advances in Physics and Cosmology
Video

Advances in Physics and Cosmology

Academy Board of Governors and President's Council member Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004) speculates on what dark matter might be and discusses the opening of the Large Hadron Collider.

The Dendritic Cell
Video

The Dendritic Cell

Academy Member Ralph Steinman (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2011) discusses the dendritic cell and its ongoing implications for research into cancer and immunology.

Chromosome Ends and Rogue Cells
Video

Chromosome Ends and Rogue Cells

Academy member Elizabeth Blackburn (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009) discusses her landmark discovery of telomerase and why it could be an important key to understanding cancer cell biology.

Teaching the Cutting Edge
eBriefing

Teaching the Cutting Edge

Academy Board of Governors and President's Council member Martin Chalfie (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2008) kicks off the Academy's Teaching the Cutting Edge series, designed to connect top scientific researchers to science teachers.

Harold Varmus
Member News

Harold Varmus is Named Director of the National Cancer Institute

Former Academy President's Council member Harold Varmus (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1989) is appointed by President Obama to direct the National Cancer Institute.


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