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Coming Next Week: Inside Science Covers the Nobel Prizes

Coming Next Week: Inside Science Covers the Nobel Prizes

This year, Inside Science will provide comprehensive coverage of the science-related Nobel Prizes.

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 19:15

Inside Science Contributor

(Inside Science) -- Beginning on October 7, Inside Science will release the first of several news stories as part of our comprehensive coverage of this year's science and science-related Nobel Prizes. We will send brief stories soon after the prize announcements, followed by more comprehensive stories by the middle of the day U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. We will also provide links to additional material on our blog -- including fun facts and links to videos, profiles and more. Check our site early and often for plenty of Nobel-related news. Throughout the week we will add to this page, which will house all of our 2013 Nobel Prize-related content, 

Here's the schedule of science prize announcements for next week:

  • Monday, October 7: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Tuesday, October 8: The Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Wednesday, October 9: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

You can watch the prize announcements live at this link on the Nobel Prize website: just remember that the prizes are announced in Europe. If you're in the U.S., you'll have to get up early to watch, as early as 5:30 a.m. EDT for the prize in physiology or medicine, and 5:45 a.m. EDT for the prizes in physics and chemistry.

We hope you enjoy our coverage. For now, here are a few fun facts about the Nobel Prizes:

  • Five people have won a Nobel Prize before their 32nd birthday. All of them received the award for physics. The youngest was Lawrence Bragg, who was just 25 when he won in 1915.
  • The average age of a Nobel laureate in all categories is 59.
  • Four people and two organizations have won multiple Nobel Prizes.
  • Each award is set at Swedish kronor 8.0 million per full Nobel Prize, or about $1.25 million U.S. 

Did you know that it is possible to link the first Nobel laureate in physics to the most recent physics laureate using the six degrees of separation concept? Check out our slideshow to discover how Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and David J. Wineland are connected. Can you think of more connections between these and other physics laureates? Add them below in the comments section!

 

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