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2012 Nobel Prize Winners

 
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Below find the winners of the 2012 Nobel Prizes, including prizes for Peace, Physics, Medicine, Chemistry, Literature, and Economics.

  • Peace
    The European Union (EU), which for "over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe"
  • Physiology or Medicine
    One-half jointly to Sir John B. Gurdon (UK) and Shinya Yamanaka (Japan) for "the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
  • Physics
    One-half to David J. Wineland (France) and one-half jointly to David J. Wineland (U.S.) and Adam G. Riess (U.S.) for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems"
  • Chemistry
    Jointly to Robert J. Lefkowitz (U.S.) and Brian K. Kobilka (U.S.) for "studies of G-protein-coupled receptors"
  • Literature
    Mo Yan (China) "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary"
  • Economics Jointly to Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley (both U.S.) for "the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design"
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