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Nobel Prize 2017: List of the winners and their achievements

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C. Barish,
    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Nobel Prize in literature for 2017 was awarded to English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro for the great emotional force of his novels.

    The Swedish Academy's statement read that Ishiguro in his "novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C. Barish,
    Richard Henderson

    Richard Henderson is a joint winner of the 2017 Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, a method of simplifying and improving the imaging of biomolecules.

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    Scientist Jacques Dubochet poses after winning the 2017 Nobel Prize

    The work by Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson makes it possible to image proteins and other molecules after freezing them rapidly to preserve their shape, providing a powerful new tool for medical research.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C. Barish,
    Columbia University professor Joachim Frank and his wife Carol Saginaw

    Joachim Frank's approach fills a previously blank space by generating images of everything from the surface of the Zika virus to proteins that cause antibiotic resistance or are involved in Alzheimer's.

    By freezing biomolecules mid-movement, scientists can unravel previously unseen processes - a major advance both for basic understanding.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C. Barish,
    Physicists Kip S Thorne (R) and Barry C Barish

    California Institute of Technology physicists Kip S. Thorne (R) and Barry C. Barish attend a news conference after winning the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, which they share with MIT's Rainer Weiss, in Pasadena, California.

    The three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago.

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    Dr Rainer Weiss

    Dr. Rainer Weiss, emeritus professor of physics at MIT, uses a visual aide during a news conference to discuss the detection of gravitational waves.

    Weiss said the award of the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize was really a recognition of around 1,000 people working on wave detection.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C Barish,
    California Institute of Technology physicist Barry Barish poses outside his home

    Two US-based instruments working in unison, called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), detected the first waves caused by colliding black holes.

    A European sister facility, known as VIRGO based in Italy, has also detected waves more recently.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C. Barish,
    Michael W Young

    Michael W Young, a joint winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, poses for a portrait in one of his labs at The Rockefeller University in New York.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winners, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in literature, Rainer Weiss, Nobel Chemistry Prize, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Barry C. Barish,
    Michael Rosbash

    Michael Rosbash, a Brandeis University professor, retrieves the morning newspaper after learning he is one of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners, at his home in Newton, Massachusetts.

    Rosbash said the news that the trio had won the Nobel prize, which is worth 9 million Swedish crowns ($1.1 million), was "a little overwhelming ... It took my breath away, literally."

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    The names of Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young are displayed during a news conference

    Their work helps explain how people experience jet lag when their internal circadian rhythms get out of sync, while also having wider implications for disorders ranging from insomnia to depression to heart disease.

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