Introducing the 2011 Nobel Prize winners

Scientists awarded big bucks for surprising discoveries about the universe, the human body and crystals

By Stephen Ornes, 15:44 PM October 19, 2011

 

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It’s an annual tradition: Every fall, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden announces the winners of the Nobel Prizes. It’s an exciting time, as people try to predict the winners and the winners receive phone calls that will change their lives. For a scientist, a Nobel Prize represents a supreme honor.

 

The scientists this year won for making unexpected discoveries about crystals, the human body and the universe. Their work has already played an important role in research, and it will shape the di...

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