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  1. Nobel prize goes to HK scientist

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... fast.' Meanwhile, hopes are high that dissident mainland poet and perennial Nobel contender Bei Dao will finally win the literature prize this year, to be announced tomorrow. And activist Hu Jia, ... the technology underpins the information superhighway and makes the internet possible. For his pivotal contribution, he became the first Hong Kong scientist to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics ...

  2. five Ws

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. There is also an economics prize, but this was not one of the categories mentioned in Nobel's will. What Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ... Susan Ramsay Who Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was elected in November 2008, 12 days before the nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the fourth US ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... co-operation and hope. Yet awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to him only 10 months into his presidency is a serious mistake. If indeed US policy has reversed and rhetoric changed, substantive results have ... not by the reasonable and proportionate response of a president of the United States, but by a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee, in its attempt to make both a symbolic gesture for peace ...

  4. The Alternative Nobels

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... giving,' says it all. There is an online petition nominating him for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Literature: Stephenie Meyer. It's a tight race between her and J.K. Rowling- the two authors ... Sunny Tse It's okay to admit you'd never heard of most of the Nobel Prize Laureates before they were named last week. The winners' outstanding contributions in the six ...

  5. Obama choice threatens credibility of Nobel Prize

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Nobel Peace Prize elevates US President Barack Obama to the company of icons of his race such as Martin Luther King, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. The question is why, and why now? The Nobel committee has put the credibility of the award on the line. It cites Obama's efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples. ...

  6. A Nobel Prize highlights the value of talent to HK

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charles Kao Kuen's brilliance has won him the highest international honour that can be bestowed on a scientist, the Nobel Prize. The award has never before gone to a Hong Kong ... to Hong Kong as a child and went to college in England. The work for which he jointly won the Nobel Prize for physics- calculating how to transmit light over long distances through optical glass ...

  7. Who really should have won yesterday's Nobel prize

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland It is probably fortunate for Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson that Nobel prizes are only given to living recipients. Yesterday, the two American academics won the 2009 prize in economics for their work on co-operation and economic governance. But although the pair are no doubt worthy laureates, it could well have occurred to them yesterday that if Nobels were ...

  8. Nina Wang hoped to win Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum hoped to win a Nobel Peace Prize for trying to broker talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing, a court hearing rival claims to her multibillion-dollar ... spiritual leader and Beijing to the bargaining table. 'She hoped that she would receive a recommendation for the Nobel Peace Prize,' he told the Court of First Instance. 'To my ...

  9. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Gerald Martin Bloomsbury HK$242 Two thousand pages into his biography of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gerald Martin realised that perhaps he would never finish his project. With his subject past 80, the English academic decided the much longer biography would have to wait and, while Marquez was still alive, he would produce ...

  10. Inner Workings

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... by other Nobel Prize winners, such as Gunter Grass, Nadine Gordimer and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose Memories of My Melancholy Whores receives the hardest criticism, as 'not a major ...




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