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Born: 16 November 1922, Azinhaga, Portugal
Died: 18 June 2010, Lanzarote, Spain
Residence at the time of the award: Portugal
Prize motivation: "who with parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony continually enables us once again to apprehend an elusory reality."
Prize share: 1/1
See the list of all Nobel Prizes, awarded for "the greatest benefit to mankind."
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Medicine Laureate Shinya Yamanaka talks about the importance of taking risks.