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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Nobel Prize Winners 2006

Nobel Prize in Physics - John C. Mather (USA) and George F. Smoot (USA) for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Roger D. Kornberg (USA) for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Andrew Fire (USA) and Craig C. Mello (USA) for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA.
Nobel Prize in Literature - Orhan Pamuk (Turkey).
Nobel Peace Prize - Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.


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