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 fields are supposed to be life-changing and significant for all of humanity, and basically make the world a better place. But how much of what these great individuals do is relevant to teenagers? Cell-ageing breakthroughs and over-the-top novels about communist Romania tend not to appear on the agenda of any regular teenager. If relevance and significance to teens were the only thing taken into account, perhaps the results would look more like SYP's alternative Nobels listed below. Physics: Professor Charles Kao Kuen is King! He deserved to have the honour all to himself. The product he pioneered - fibre optics - massively improves internet connection speed, and therefore life in the virtual world. Text, images, music and videos can be transferred around the world at the speed of light. Without him, a lot of youngsters (and grown-ups, let's be honest) would be at a loss. Chemistry: Steve Spangler, also known as the Coke-Mentos guy. The TV personality, educator and magician initiated an internet phenomenon proving the equation Coke + Mentos = Eruption, showing that chemistry can be cool and exciting. And his rise to instant fame, all because of a chemistry experiment, is hugely encouraging to fellow chemists who are dorks no more. Economics: This time, US President Barack Obama unquestionably deserves it: for all the money he has put into saving the US economy, bailing out dead-end companies and keeping countless parents' jobs. But on top of all that, he made it clear that credit is not to be overused, nor is your credit card. He'd have to share the honour with Ebay. The online auction site not only gives a first taste of entrepreneurship to many future financial leaders, but also lets them actually earn a few bucks. Peace: Michael Jackson, posthumously. The King of Pop created exceptional international hits that promote love and peace, and still touch millions of hearts. 'Heal the world/Make it a better place/For you and for me/And the entire human race' and 'We are the world, we are the children/ We are the ones who make a brighter day/So let's start 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 have performed miracles by dragging kids away from the computer and TV to read quietly - and ravenously. If the magic spells in the Harry Potter books really worked, there'd be no contest, but sadly, they don't. On the other hand, the Twilight saga is all about real puppy love, and that is a big deal. Physiology or Medicine: Nintendo. There probably wouldn't be a medical category if it were up to healthy teens. The prize instead would go to Nintendo's Wii gaming console which makes players active, and encourages exercise, while giving youngsters an excellent excuse to play video games. And if the Nobel Prize was really voted for by young people, there's no doubt a new category would be added - Technology or Computer Science - and this year it would undoubtedly go to the iPhone.