Nobel Prize 2016 winners and their work

Here is the list of Nobel Prize 2016 Winners and their work due to which they got the prize in respective fields:

LITERATURE:

American Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for having created “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ECONOMIC SCIENCES:

British born Oliver Hart and Finland born Bengt Holmstrom for their contributions to contract theory, a field of research applicable to anything from CEO bonuses to the deductibles and co-pays for insurance.

PEACE PRIZE:

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end his country’s civil war after five decades of bloodshed.

CHEMISTRY:

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard “Ben” Feringa for work on tiny molecular machines that scientists say can lead to new computer chips, batteries and energy storage systems.

PHYSICS:

British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for research on superconductors and other unusual states of matter, which the judges said could pave the way for developments in electronics and quantum computers.

MEDICINE:

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries related to autophagy, the “self-eating” process that lets a cell break down and recycle some of its contents.

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