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Prizes

  • The following are some coveted Prizes.
  • There are other National and International Awards,

Nobel Prizes

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist.

Per Alfred Nobel’s will, the prizes are awarded for

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physiology or Medicine
  • Literature
  • Peace

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.

Field’s Medal

The Field Medals is considered as the Nobel Prize in Mathematics.

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