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Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to American trio: Here are the dates for remaining awards

US geneticists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday. Here are the dates for remaining announcements.

world Updated: Oct 03, 2017 14:31 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A medal of Alfred Nobel is pictured prior to the beginning of a press conference to announce the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 2, 2017 in Stockholm. (AFP Photo)

The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms.

American trio Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young won the 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on internal biological clocks known as the circadian rhythm, the jury said.

“Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions,” the Nobel Assembly said.

The Nobel prize announcements are made on the same day the awarding jury makes its decision from among the names recommended by the Nobel committees. A press conference is held immediately after the vote.

Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young. (AFP Photo)

For 2017, announcements of Nobel laureates began on October 2. The prestigious awards are bestowed by Swedish and Norwegian institutions for groundbreaking work in scientific, academic, social and cultural advances. They are named after Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel.

Each Nobel laureate receives a gold medal, a diploma and usually a large sum of money decided by the Nobel Foundation.

The announcements for the remaining categories will be made on these dates:

Nobel Prize for Physics : October 3, 11:45 am (3:15 pm IST) at the earliest

Nobel Prize for Chemistry: October 4, 11:45 am (3:15 pm IST) at the earliest

Nobel Prize for Literature: October 5

Nobel Peace Prize: October 6, 11:00 am (2:30 pm IST)

Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences: October 9, 11:45 am (3:15 pm IST) at the earliest

All the announcements will be broadcast live on Nobelprize.org.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Oct 03, 2017 14:14 IST