The Nobel Prizes – milestones in science: Prof M S Swaminathan
October 3, 2017: Scientists all over the world look forward to the first week of October when the Nobel Prizes for the year are announced. This announcement begins with physiology and medicine and ends with the Nobel Peace Prize. The award relating to economics bear the name of Nobel but does not form a part of the Nobel Prizes given on the basis of Nobel’s will. This Nobel season has begun with the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to Drs Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their remarkable discoveries of molecular mechanism controlling the circadian rhythm. Barring the Nobel Peace Prize the other prizes are based on strict scientific evaluation by the Academy of Sciences, Sweden. They therefore mark significant milestones in the onward march of science. We should be thankful that such a prize which is universally valued and respected exists. Our congratulations to this year’s awardees in Medicine.
(Pic : The 2017 Nobel Prize winners for Medicine, pic credits: rferl.org)
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