Nobel Prizes

Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan)

For his work in autophagy (Process in which cell eats themselves).

He explained the mechanisms for autophagy in yeast and showed that similar sophisticated machinery is used in human cells
David Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz (All British)
Their research work centres on Topology, a branch of mathematics involving step-wise changes like making a series of holes in an object
Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France), J Fraser Stoddart (Britain) and Bernard L Feringa (Netherlands)
For developing molecular machines (Nanomachines)
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
For his resolute efforts to bring the more than 50-year-long civil war of Colombia to an end
Oliver Hart (UK) and Bengt Holmstrom (Finland)
For their contributions to contract theory which tells how contracts help people deal with conflicting interests.
Bob Dylan
    • Songwriter
    • First musician to win Nobel

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