2006 Nobel Prize Winners

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
  • Peace: Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh for ?their efforts to create economic and social development from below?
  • Literature: Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) ?who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures?
  • Physics: John C. Mather and George F. Smoot (both U.S.) for ?their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation?
  • Chemistry: Roger D. Kornberg (U.S.) for ?his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription?
  • Physiology or Medicine: Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello (both U.S.) for ?their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA?
  • Economics: Edmund S. Phelps (U.S.) for ?his analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy?

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