2015 Nobel Prize Winners

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
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Below find the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prizes, including prizes for Peace, Physics, Medicine, Chemistry, Literature, and Economics.

  • Peace
    The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia) "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011."
  • Physiology or Medicine
    One-half jointly to William C. Campbell (U.S.) and Satoshi Omura (Japan) for their discoveries concerning a therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, and one-half to Youyou Tu (China) for her discovery of a therapy against Malaria.
  • Physics
    Jointly to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur B. McDonald (Canada) "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."
  • Chemistry
    Jointly to Tomas Lindahl (UK), Paul Modrich (U.S.), and Aziz Sancar (U.S.) "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair."
  • Literature
    Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus) "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
  • Economics
    Angus Deaton (UK/U.S.) "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare."
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