- The following are some coveted Prizes.
- There are other National and International Awards,
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist.
Per Alfred Nobel’s will, the prizes are awarded for
- Physiology or Medicine
Some Nobel prizes are given to a team.
A few (e.g. Marie Curie) won two Nobel Prizes.
In 1968, a Prize for Economics was added by the Swedish Central Bank. It is informally known as “Nobel Prize in Economics”.
- There are web sites and books about the Prizes and their recipients in general, and some controversies about the Nobel Prize selection.
- For example, Albert Einstein was requested not to mention “Relativity Theory” in his acceptance speech.
- Some “junior” researchers felt that they were left out.
“Nobel Prize” in other Disciplines
ACM Turing Award
- The ACM Turing Award is considered as “Nobel Prize in Computing”.
- The award is given in honor of Alan M Turing, a Computer Pioneer.
- The award is presented by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
- The prize money is currently US $ 1 Million.
The Field Medals is considered as the Nobel Prize in Mathematics.