Nobel Prize 2020: Complete List

Nobel Prize Winners 2020

Today. we're going to share the list of Nobel Prize winners of 2020. Established in 1901, Nobel Prize is the world's most prestigious award given in the category of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology / Medicine, Literature, and Peace.

An important change that happened this year is that the prize amount was raised to 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1,118,000) for each prize.

In this post, we will list the names of people in each category, the countries to which they belong, and their contribution for which they are selected for this prestigious award.

Noble Prize Winners List 2020

PhysicsRoger PenroseEngland, UKProving the existence of black hole formation, if Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is correct.
Reinhard GenzelGermanyDiscovery of a supermassive compact object (black hole) at the center of our galaxy.
Andrea GhezUSA
ChemistryEmmanuelle CharpentierFranceDiscovery of the Crispr-Cas9 method for Genome Editing.
Jennifer A. DoudnaUSA
MedicineHarvey J. AlterUSADiscovery of the Hepatitis C virus.
Michael Houghton
Charles M. Rice
Economic SciencesPaul R. MilgromUSAFor improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
Robert B. Wilson
PeaceWorld Food Programme (WFP)Rome, Italy (HQ)For its efforts to combat hunger in the war and conflict-affected regions especially during Corona.
LiteratureLouise GlückUSAFor her unmistakable poetic voice, that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.

📝 SideNotes - :

  • First Female poet to win the Nobel Prize - Gabriela Mistral (Chile, 1945).
  • Dr. Andrea Ghez is the fourth woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics.
    • Other Recipients -
      • Marie Curie (1903),
      • Maria Goeppert Mayer (1963), and,
      • Donna Strickland (2018).

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