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12 Surprising Facts about Nobel Prizes - Scientific American

When I wrote about excitement in my last post, I had no idea how events would progress, and that they would do so in such a sad manner. Not long after the Medicine Prize announcement, Rockefeller University announced that Ralph Steinman had died last Friday from pancreatic cancer. It seems to be an extraordinarily sad coincidence; according to the release the family only notified Rockefeller of the news this morning.

Tracking the stories and reactions behind the 2018 Nobel Prizes

Nobelprisen is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in Between and , the Nobel Prizes and the Prizes in Economic Sciences, from on were awarded times to people and organizations. Each recipient known as a " laureate " receives a gold medal, a diploma , and a sum of money that has been decided by the Nobel Foundation.