Who are the 2009nobleprizewinners
Nobel Prize in physics to Americans Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith. Kao was honored for discovering how to transmit light signals long distance through hair-thin glass fibers. Boyle and Smith received the prize for opening the door to digital cameras by inventing a sensor that turns light into electrical signals.
Nobel Prize in chemistry to Americans Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz and Israel's Ada Yonath the first woman to receive it since 1964 for creating detailed blueprints of ribosomes, the protein-making machinery within cells, research that's being used to develop new antibiotics.
Nobel Prize in literature to Germany's Herta Mueller, a Romanian-born writer honored for ...more