October 8th, 2012
04:31 AM ET

Nobel Prize season opens with medicine award

The announcement of the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday opens the prestigious award season that shines a spotlight on the world's top scholars and peacemakers.

The Nobel Assembly's anticipated announcement at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm is the first in a series of prizes that will be announced this week.

The Norweigian Nobel committee will announce the most anticipated of the annual honors - the Nobel Peace Prize - on Friday in Oslo.

The prizes created in 1895 by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel honor work in physics, chemistry, literature, and peace. Economics was added as a category in 1968, and the first prize awarded for economic sciences was in 1969.

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  1. mike martin

    really, the Noble Prize?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Neil

    Is is Noble it Nobel? They spelleded it both ways.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    How is anyone expected to take CNN seriously when they can't spell the name of the friggin' prize correctly?

    October 8, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. BESTOBAMACOVERAGE

    If you peek at the Romney National site what do you see? No Romney- plenty of Obama- I think they have already declared a winner obviously > :) It must have taken one hundred PHD level consultants to assemble the victory pages. Hilarious.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. George

    Let continue to appreciate deir handwork so dat d new generation will feel inspired

    February 14, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. George

    Let a future begin frm me

    February 14, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |