From left:  American professor and solid-state physicist, John Goodenough, British professor Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Akira Yoshino. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas,Christof Stache, Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, (...)

Biochemical engineer Frances  Arnold in Pasadena, California, US. Arnold won half of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: CalTech/EPA

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used i(...)

US economist Richard Thaler: his “nudge” economics theory  suggests people can be subtly guided  toward beneficial behaviours without heavy-handed compulsion. Photograph: Reuters

US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics, showing how human traits a(...)

 The silhouette of a scientist against a visualisation of gravitational waves. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Three US scientists whose search for elusive ripples in space-time led to the first detection of gravitational waves have been awarded the Nobel Prize(...)

Finnish professor Bengt Holmstrom of Massachusetts Institute of Technology who won the Nobel prize in Economics with British-American Oliver Hart. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s Oliver Hart and Finland’s Bengt Holmstrom have won the Nobel EcoPrize in Economics for work that addresses a host of questions from how best(...)

Professor of chemistry at Northwestern University in the US J Fraser Stoddart is one of three winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Research into the development of tiny micro-robots that can seek out and dstroy cancer has captured a Nobel Prize for three European scientists. “Th(...)

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia at the 74th annual Academy Awards in  2002. Photograph: Reuters.

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died aged 86. Mr Nash and his wife(...)

Jean Tirole:  won the 2014 Nobel prize in economic science. Photograph: Toulouse School of Economics via The New York Times

The announcement last week that the Nobel prize for economics was going to Toulouse professor Jean Tirole led to a flurry of essays and articles discu(...)

Jean Tirole (61) works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France.

French economist Jean Tirole has won the Nobel prize for economics for his research on market power and regulation. The Royal Swedish Academy of Scien(...)

Professor Shuji Nakamura with a Blue Laser-LED, who has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano ‘for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.’ Photograph: Randall Lamb/University of Cal/EPA

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics today for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light(...)

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