2013 Nobel Prize Winners

 
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Below find the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes, including prizes for Peace, Physics, Medicine, Chemistry, Literature, and Economics.

  • Peace
    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for "its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
  • Physiology or Medicine
    Jointly to James E. Rothman (U.S.), Randy W. Schekman (U.S.), and Thomas C. Südhof (Germany) for "their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells"
  • Physics
    Jointly to François Englert ( Belgium) and Peter W. Higgs (UK) for "the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider"
  • Chemistry
    Jointly to Martin Karplus (France and U.S.), Michael Levitt (U.S.), and Arieh Warshel (U.S.) for "the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"
  • Literature
    Alice Munro (Canada) "master of the contemporary short story"
  • Economics Jointly to Eugene F. Fama (U.S.), Lars Peter Hansen (U.S.), and Robert J. Shiller (U.S.) for "their empirical analysis of asset prices"
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In 1993, Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

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