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  • Tim Harford writes: The Nobel Prize economists turned statistics into insight Oct 12, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Tim Harford writes: The Nobel Prize economists turned statistics into insight

    The winners -- David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens -- led the charge in what became known as “the credibility revolution” in economics

  • Why the United States dominates the Nobels Oct 12, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Why the United States dominates the Nobels

    American universities consistently dominate "Global top 100" rankings, with a mix of private "Ivy Leagues" with lavish endowments and prestigious state colleges.

  • Benjamin List and David WC MacMillan win 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Oct 06, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Benjamin List and David WC MacMillan win 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    They have been awarded the prize for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis- the third type of catalysis other than metal and enzyme.

  • Sequencing, mRNA, or maybe nanocrystals? Wide-open field for Nobel Chemistry Prize Oct 06, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Sequencing, mRNA, or maybe nanocrystals? Wide-open field for Nobel Chemistry Prize

    The winner -- or winners -- of the prestigious prize will be unveiled at 11:45 am (0945 GMT) "at the earliest" in Stockholm.

  • Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi win 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics Oct 05, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi win 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann were cited for their work in the physical modeling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming. The second half of the prize was awarded to Giorgio Parisi for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.

  • Paul Romer: Once tech’s favorite economist, now a thorn in its side May 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Paul Romer: Once tech’s favorite economist, now a thorn in its side

    The Nobel Laureate has become a fierce critic of the tech industry’s largest companies, saying that they stifle the flow of new ideas. He has also championed new US state taxes on the digital ads sold by companies like Facebook and Google.

  • This day that year | Rabindranath Tagore became first non-European to win Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 Nov 13, 2020 05:49 PM IST

    This day that year | Rabindranath Tagore became first non-European to win Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913

    To celebrate Rabindranath Tagore's legacy, a post was shared by the Nobel Prize Organisation on Instagram on November 13, 2020 – a century after he achieved the feat.

  • Watch: How Economics Nobel prize co-winner Robert Wilson told Paul R Milgrom about his win in the middle of the night Oct 13, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Watch: How Economics Nobel prize co-winner Robert Wilson told Paul R Milgrom about his win in the middle of the night

    Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson won the Nobel Prize in economics for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

  • Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson win Nobel Prize 2020 in economics Oct 12, 2020 03:39 PM IST

    Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson win Nobel Prize 2020 in economics

    Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson have been given this award for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2020: World Food Programme awarded for efforts to combat global hunger Oct 09, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    Nobel Peace Prize 2020: World Food Programme awarded for efforts to combat global hunger

    The prize is awarded by a committee elected by Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament.

  • Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice for discovering Hepatitis C virus Oct 05, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice for discovering Hepatitis C virus

    The Nobel Prize in Medicine carries particular significance this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has highlighted the importance that medical research has for societies and economies around the world.

  • On Nobel committees, women are in short supply Oct 03, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    On Nobel committees, women are in short supply

    Both Norway and Sweden pride themselves on their reputations as champions of gender equality -- yet on the Nobel committees, women make up only a quarter of members.

  • In The News podcast | RBI may probe Karvy lenders; Banerjee receives Nobel in dhoti; ISRO launches 10 satellites and more Dec 11, 2019 08:37 PM IST

    In The News podcast | RBI may probe Karvy lenders; Banerjee receives Nobel in dhoti; ISRO launches 10 satellites and more

    Tune in to In The News podcast to know the top developments from India and around the world.

  • Insight18 | How is a Nobel Prize winner chosen Oct 26, 2019 09:20 AM IST

    Insight18 | How is a Nobel Prize winner chosen

    Confidential nomination forms are sent out by the Economic Sciences Prize Committee to 3,000 qualified nominators, who put forth names of candidates who should be award the coveted prize.

  • NYAY was not well designed, says Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee; read full interview text here Oct 20, 2019 12:07 PM IST

    NYAY was not well designed, says Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee; read full interview text here

    Here’s the full text of Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s interview with Network18

  • Are the poor risk averse? Just ask Banerjee and Duflo Oct 15, 2019 07:06 PM IST

    Are the poor risk averse? Just ask Banerjee and Duflo

    Their papers combine theory and data in an unmatchable way, turning the traditional worldview on its head

  • Economics Nobel – Hail the trio, but the real party can wait! Oct 15, 2019 02:57 PM IST

    Economics Nobel – Hail the trio, but the real party can wait!

    One hopes that in future, the Nobel committee expands the scope of the prize to scholars and researchers outside the standard choices

  • Nobel Prize 2019 for Economics awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer Oct 14, 2019 03:24 PM IST

    Nobel Prize 2019 for Economics awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer

    The three were awarded the prize “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2019 awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Oct 11, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Nobel Peace Prize 2019 awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee observed that PM Abiy Ahmed Ali be awrded for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

  • Nobel Prize in Physics: Here's why the winners were chosen Oct 09, 2019 08:55 AM IST

    Nobel Prize in Physics: Here's why the winners were chosen

    The Nobel Physics Prize for research was on Tuesday awarded to Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for encouraging the growth of the "understanding of our place in the Universe".

  • Nobel Medicine prize awarded to three scientists for learning how cells use oxygen Oct 07, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    Nobel Medicine prize awarded to three scientists for learning how cells use oxygen

    The economics prize will be awarded on October 14.

  • Would get Nobel prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly: Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019 07:30 AM IST

    Would get Nobel prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly: Donald Trump

    Trump went on to raise the surprise awarding of the one of the world's most prestigious accolades in 2009 to his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama

  • Opinion | Will Indian financial markets click Robert Merton’s SeLFIES? Oct 24, 2018 10:20 AM IST

    Opinion | Will Indian financial markets click Robert Merton’s SeLFIES?

    Can Merton’s idea to serve retirement be translated into policy, especially in India? Behind this simple idea lot needs to be done for Merton's proposal to come to fruition.

  • Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize Oct 02, 2018 03:41 PM IST

    Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

    "The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionised laser physics," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on awarding the nine million Swedish crown ($1 million) prize

  • US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy Oct 02, 2018 03:34 PM IST

    US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

    The pair were honoured "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation," the Nobel Assembly said

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