Written by Reuters
11 Dec, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Reuters: Nobel Prize laureates in medicine, physics, chemistry, and economic sciences received their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm on Monday (December 10).
A trio, Americans Arthur Ashkin, French Gerard Mourou, and Canadian Donna Strickland, won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining.
On behalf of 96-year-old Ashkin, the oldest ever Nobel prize winner, the prize was collected by his son, Michael Ashkin.
Another trio of scientists, two Americans Frances Arnold, and George Smith and a Briton, Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for harnessing the power of evolution to generate novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents to cancer drugs.
The 2018 Nobel medicine prize was awarded to American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer.
Two American economists, Paul Romer, and William Nordhaus were the last to receive the prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden on Monday evening, awarded Nobel economics award for pushing pointless economic modeling in new directions.
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