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Samuel Beckett: Nobel committee chairman believed Beckett’s writing lacked a powerful heart. Photograph: Louis Monier/Getty

Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, but newly released archives reveal that just a year earlier, the secretive committee that se(...)

Paul M Romer who, along with William D Nordhaus, has won the Nobel Prize for including long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research

William D Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul M Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Ec(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

Members of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine (from left) Edvard Smith, Anna Wedell and Klas Kaerre sit in front of a screen displaying portraits of James P Allison (left) and Tasuku Honjo during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Photograph: AFP

American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harn(...)

US president Donald Trump in Michigan on Saturday. “Trump’s peculiar form of diplomacy  has somehow produced a possible breakthrough in North Korea that eluded his predecessors.” Photograph: Rena Laverty/EPA

You can hear those heads exploding from here to Oslo. Republican legislators are pushing Donald Trump, the most combative man in the universe, for a N(...)

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(...)

Fr Shay Cullen, founder of the Preda Foundation, which helps victims of sexual abuse in the Philippines. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has called on developed countries to ban paedophiles and suspected sex offenders from foreign travel in the same(...)

Molecular biologist and biophysicist Richard Henderson poses following the announcement that he is a joint winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, in Cambridge, Britain. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, which allows(...)

In a Word . . . Nobel

“They sat together in the park as the evening sky grew dark. She looked at him and he felt a spark, tingle to his bones.’Twas then he felt alone and w(...)

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(...)

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