Hepatitis C discoveries win 2020 medicine Nobel Prize

Three virologists have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Harvey Alter, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Michael Houghton, who is now at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and Charles Rice, now of The Rockefeller University in New York […]

Black hole revelations win the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics

Research that unveiled the most mysterious objects in the cosmos has garnered science’s highest honor. Three scientists who cemented the reality of black holes have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford, Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany and Andrea […]

American duo win Nobel Economics Prize for work on auctions

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have helped invent new auction formats US economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work on commercial auctions, including for goods and services difficult to sell in traditional ways such as radio frequencies, the Nobel Committee said. The duo was honoured “for improvements […]