List of Winners of Nobel Prize 2018

List of Winners of Nobel Prize 2018


Awards

The Nobel Prize for 2018 were announced in 5 fields this year in which literature was not included. The remaining five sections were Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Peace, and Economic Sciences. This year no Nobel Prize was given in the field of Literature due to #meetoo scandal. The compiled list of all the Nobel Prize winners is given below. This is one of most important topics from which questions will be asked in the GK section of any govt or any competitive exam. So , read this article , it will help you alot.

Nobel Prize Winners 2018


S. No.

Field

Winner

Discription

1.

Physiology or Medicine

James P Allison (USA) and Tasaku Honjo (Japan)

For their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation

2.

Physics

Arthur Ashkin (USA), Gerard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada)

For groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics

3.

Chemistry

One half to Frances H. Arnold (USA)

For the directed evolution of enzymes

Other half jointly to George P. Smith (USA) and Sir Gregory P. Winter (UK)

For the phage display of peptides and antibodies

4.

Peace

Denis Mukwege (Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq)

For their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict

5.

Economic Sciences

William D. Nordhaus (USA)

For integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis

Paul M. Romer (USA)

For integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis

6.

Literature

This year no Nobel Prize for Literature

Important facts about Nobel Prize


Nobel Prize in Physics


  1. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , Sweden, gives the award of Nobel Prize in physics.
  2. From the year 1901 to 2017 , total 111 Nobel prize in physics have been awarded.
  3. 2 women have been awarded the physics prize so far.
  4. The age of the youngest Physics Laureate ever, Lawrence Bragg was 25 years old, when he was awarded the 1915 Physics Prize together with his father

Nobel Prize in Chemistry


  1. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , Sweden, gives the award of Nobel Prize in chemistry.
  2. From the year 1901 to 2017 , total 109 Nobel prize in chemistry have been awarded.
  3. 4 women have been awarded the chemistry prize so far.
  4. 1 person, Frederick Sanger, has been awarded the Chemistry Prize twice, in 1958 and in 1980.
  5. The age of the youngest Chemistry Laureate ever, Frédéric Joliot was 35 years old, when he was awarded the 1935 Chemistry Prize.
  6. The age of the oldest Chemistry Laureate ever, John B. Fenn was 85 years old, when he was awarded the 2002 Chemistry Prize.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


  1. The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, gives the award of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  2. From the year 1901 to 2017 , total 108 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine have been awarded.
  3. 12 women have been awarded the Physiology or Medicine prize so far.
  4. The age of the youngest Physiology or Medicine Laureate ever, Frederick G. Banting was 32 years old, when he was awarded the 1923 Physiology or Medicine Prize for the discovery of insulin.
  5. The age of the oldest Physiology or Medicine Laureate ever, Peyton Rous, was 87 years old, when he was awarded the 1966 Physiology or Medicine Prize for the discovery of tumour-inducing viruses.

Nobel Prize in Literature


  1. The Swedish Academy , Sweden, gives the award of Nobel Prize in Literature.
  2. From the year 1901 to 2017 , total 110 Nobel prize in Literature have been awarded.
  3. 14 women have been awarded the Literature prize so far.
  4. The age of the youngest Literature Laureate ever, Rudyard Kipling was 41 years old, best known for The Jungle Book.
  5. The age of the oldest Literature Laureate ever, Doris Lessing was 88 years old, when he was awarded the 2007 Literature Prize.

Nobel Peace Prize


  1. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five persons who are chosen by the Norwegian Storting (Parliament of Norway).
  2. From the year 1901 to 2017 , total 98 Nobel Peace prize have been awarded.
  3. 16 women have been awarded the Peace prize so far.
  4. 1 Peace Prize Laureate, Le Duc Tho, has declined the Nobel Peace Prize.
  5. The age of the youngest Peace Laureate ever, Malala Yousafzai (17) , was awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ( in Memory of Alfred Nobel )


  1. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , Sweden, gives the award of Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
  2. From the year 1969 , total 49 Nobel prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded.
  3. 1 women Elinor Ostrom, have been awarded the Economic Sciences prize in 2009 so far.
  4. The age of the youngest Economic Sciences Laureate ever, Kenneth J. Arrow was 51 years old, when he was awarded the 1972 Economic Sciences Prize.
  5. The age of the oldest Economic Sciences Laureate ever, Leonid Hurwicz was 90 years old, when he was awarded the Economic Sciences Prize.

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