Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates
Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes 2008

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Yoichiro Nambu thumb picture
Yoichiro Nambu

"for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics"

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Toshihide Maskawa thumb picture
Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa

"for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature"

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Martin Chalfie thumb picture
Roger Y. Tsien thumb picture
Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien

"for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP"

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Harald zur Hausen

"for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer"

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Luc Montagnier thumb picture
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier

"for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus"

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

"author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization"

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Martti Ahtisaari

"for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts"

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Paul Krugman

"for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity"

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