Nobel prizes rise in value

This year’s Nobel prizes will all be worth more for their recipients, who started being named on Monday. Three Americans shared the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology, which like the other prizes now amounts to SEK 9 million. That’s up from SEK 8 million last year but still down from the SEK 10 million […]

New Nobel book comes out swinging

Geir Lundestad didn’t leave his post as longtime director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute quietly last winter, and now he’s stirring up more fuss with the publication of the book he warned he’d be writing. The book’s launch comes just a few weeks before the Norwegian Nobel Committee is due to announce the next winner of the […]

Nobel winners hit the jackpot again

Norway’s Nobel-winning research couple, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, are celebrating again this week after winning huge financial support for their work from the British-American widow of wealthy Norwegian real estate investor Egil Arne Braathen. Her donation will be matched by the foundation set up by another wealthy Norwegian who emigrated to the US, the late Fred […]

Laureates back in the spotlight

Norway’s Nobel laureates in medicine, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, are receiving more international acclaim after being part of a team that’s discovered a new type of cell that registers brain speed. It’s another breakthrough that can contribute towards the battle against brain diseases like Alzheimer. “It’s a big step forward,” Edvard Moser told Trondheim newspaper Adresseavisen on […]

Norway’s winners meet ‘sweet’ king

“The king was so sweet,” exclaimed Dr May-Britt Moser after Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf handed her the Nobel Prize in medicine in Stockholm on Thursday. The Norwegian researcher, who shared the prize with her husband Edvard and their mentor John O’Keefe, later shared dinner with the king himself after a day full of royal pomp […]

Norway aims for more Nobel Prizes

Researchers May-Britt and Edvard Moser have won Norway’s first-ever Nobel Prize in medicine, but admitted they hadn’t quite comprehended the huge honour they were due to receive on Wednesday. State officials, meanwhile, are already hoping for more Nobel Prizes, and providing new sources of funding to help spur the process. “It’s a big day, and I’m not sure I’ve […]

Nobel lecturers charmed a crowd

Laughter, applause and rave reviews followed the Nobel lectures delivered by cheerful Norwegian researcher May-Britt Moser and her two co-winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology in Stockholm on Sunday. The rector of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, where the Mosers have worked for years, was proud […]

Norwegian pair shares Nobel Prize

Champagne corks were popping in Trondheim on Monday after a Norwegian couple doing research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) jointly won the Nobel Prize in Medicine along with a fellow researcher, John O’Keefe. “It’s bubbling over here, yes!” May-Britt Moser told newspaper VG shortly after the prize was awarded. Moser, her husband Edvard […]

Council of Europe re-elects Jagland

Former Norwegian Prime Minister and veteran Labour Party politician Thorbjørn Jagland looks likely to continue living in Strasbourg for at least another five years. Jagland, age 63, was re-elected on Tuesday to lead the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe for a second term. The Council of Europe has 47 member nations and promotes cooperation among all European countries […]

Chinese relations set to normalize

Indications are getting stronger that diplomatic relations between Norway and China may soon normalize. Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said at a meeting with foreign correspondents in Oslo on Wednesday that he’s “optimistic” after more than two-and-a-half years of tension between the two countries. “My sense is that there’s a shared ambition (to resume […]