Eugene F. Fama, Robert J. Shiller and Lars Peter Hansen shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for at times conflicting research on how financial markets work and assets such as stocks are priced.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons as it works in Syria to eradicate their use after a deadly gas attack in the war-torn nation sparked international condemnation.
The Canadian writer Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for short stories “characterized by clarity and psychological realism” which the Swedish Academy likened to the work of Anton Chekhov.
Three U.S. scientists who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for insights on the transport system of cells said discoveries through basic research are threatened by government inaction and budget cuts.
Two European scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for describing the Higgs boson, a theoretical particle that may explain where mass comes from and advances man’s understanding of how the world is constructed.
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for devising computer models that can be used to simulate chemical processes, providing a powerful aid to research in fields ranging from medicine to solar energy.