Shimon Peres passed away on 28 September at age 93. He was awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East".
PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE - Monday 3 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS - Tuesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY - Wednesday 5 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE - Friday 7 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 10 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
LITERATURE - The date will be set later.
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Jonas Kaufmann, "the most important versatile tenor of his generation", will perform at the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm, Sweden, on 8 December 2016. Gianandrea Noseda, newly appointed music director at the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, USA, will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets are on sale at Konserthuset.se.More about the 2016 Nobel Prize Concert
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James W. Cronin passed away on 25 August, 84 years old. He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that the matter-antimatter symmetry is violated when the neutral K-meson decays.
Roger Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP". He passed away on 24 August.Biography
Reinhard Selten shared the 1994 Prize in Economic Sciences and was awarded for pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games. Reinhard Selten died on 23 August, at age 85.Biography
Ahmed Zewail passed away on 2 August at age 70. He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering investigation of fundamental chemical reactions, using ultra-short laser flashes, on the time scale on which the reactions actually occur.Biography