News from Nobelprize.org
September 25, 2009
With just over a week to go before the first of the 2009 Nobel Prize announcements, it's time to start thinking about how you are going to hear the news. If you're planning to use Nobelprize.org, you'll be in good company. That was how Martin Chalfie found out that he himself was one of last year's Laureates, as he relates in the telephone interview we recorded with him just after the news broke.
Chalfie recalls, "I woke up at ten after six, and I realised that they must have given the Prize in Chemistry, so I simply said, "Okay, who's the schnook that got the Prize this time?" And so I opened up my laptop, and I got to the Nobel Prize site and I found out I was the schnook!"
Alongside announcing each new Laureate, Nobelprize.org offers a wealth of further information about the new Nobel Laureates and their work. Official press releases and background information from the Nobel Prize awarding institutions are posted the moment each announcement occurs, with Nobelprize.org's own popular 'speed read' summaries following later that same day. Every Nobel Prize is also covered through a variety of interviews; both with representatives from each prize awarding Institution, exploring the motivations for the award, and with the new Laureates themselves, capturing their immediate thoughts upon hearing the news.
So, stay tuned for the announcements, and while you're waiting, why not delve into our brand new, educational, multimedia production on Nerve Signaling.