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Full List Of 2021 Nobel Prize Laureates

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Updated December 10, 2021
A portrait of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel can be seen on a banner on display at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, prior to a press conference to announce the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 1, 2018.
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From investigative journalists to a Zanzibari novelist, to trailblazers on climate and touch: this year’s Nobel Prizes went to 12 men and one woman, honoured in Oslo and Stockholm on Friday.

Here are the 2021 laureates:

Medicine

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, both of the United States, won for their discoveries on human receptors for temperature and touch.

Physics

Syukuro Manabe (Japan-US) and Klaus Hasselmann (Germany) were honoured for their research on climate models, while Giorgio Parisi (Italy) won for his work on the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems.

Chemistry

Benjamin List (Germany) and David MacMillan (Britain-US) won for developing a tool to build molecules that has spurred new drug research, scaled up production and made chemistry more environmentally friendly.

Literature

Tanzanian-born British novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah was honoured “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”.

Peace

Journalists Maria Ressa (Philippines-US) and Dmitry Muratov (Russia) won “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.”

Economics

David Card (US-Canada), Joshua Angrist (US-Israel) and Guido Imbens (US-Netherlands), won for research on “natural experiments”, or observational studies, that have revolutionised empirical research in fields ranging from the labour market to immigration and education.