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List of Nobel Prize Winners in 2016 | General Knowledge Series

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2016

Nobel prize, the set annual international awards administeed by the Nobel Foundation. The prizes are awarded to the people for important work in the fields of literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, economics and for promoting peace in the world.

No. Field Winner(s) Discovery/Book
1 Physics one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter"
2 Chemistry Awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines"
3 Peace Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos "For his efforts to end Country's civil war which lasted more than 50 years."
4 Physiology or Medicine Yoshinori Ohsumi "For his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy"
5 Literature Bob Dylan "For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"
6 Economic Sciences Jointly to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström "For their contributions to contract theory"

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