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Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018

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Nobel prize announcements 2018

THE NOBEL PRIZE

Physiology or Medicine – Monday 1 October, 10:30 a.m. BST at the earliest
Physics – Tuesday 2 October, 10:45 a.m. BST at the earliest
Chemistry – Wednesday 3 October, 10:45 a.m. BST at the earliest

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Nobel Prizes 2017

Physiology or Medicine

Physics

Chemistry

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2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

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2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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2015 Nobel Prize in Physics



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2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine



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2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry



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Nobel prizes as research assessment and dissemination

The Nobel committees for Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology or Medicine do a great job on the whole. Major advances are identified annually, and outlined for anyone to see.

Assessment is done the only sensible way – by inviting nominations as the basis for a decision on importance, this being made by a small group of distinguished scientists actively involved in each subject. No metrics, proxies, nor impact statements. No publication counts, journal impact factors, grant income. Compare with UK REF, research “performance management”, and nonsensical league tables.

Dissemination takes the form of the motivation and background to the awards. These are are models for increased public understanding of new discoveries and their significance.

Streams here are pubic, and from Live Video Player, part of the excellent and informative Nobel Prize Web site; a resource also for the history of science since 1901.