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Kenneth J. Arrow.

Kenneth J. Arrow Passes Away

Kenneth J. Arrow, awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences 1972 for contributions to the renewal of the general equilibrium theory, passed away on 21 February, age 95.

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Eleven persons were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2016. See a short presentation of them here.

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Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations.

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No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. But who may submit a candidate?

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Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prizes

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Alfred Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize.

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A New Home for the Nobel Prize

Nobel Center is to be built on Blasieholmen, on a wonderful site along Stockholm's central waterfront. Through its broad public activities, the Nobel Center will invite people into the Nobel Prize's unique world of natural sciences, humanities and peace efforts and become a meeting place that inspires curiosity and creativity.

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Dario Fo Passes Away

Amused, engaged and provided perspectives

Dario Fo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 with the motivation "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".

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