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Chemistry Nobel honors super-cool micro-imaging

This year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry recognizes the invention of cryo-electron microscopy, a method for chilling down biomolecules to produce less jittery, more precise pictures of them. Get the news brief from GeekWire.

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Gravitational wave hunters win Nobel for physics

This year’s Nobel Prize for physics is going, unsurprisingly, to three people who represent the hundreds of researchers behind the first direct detection of gravitational waves at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO. Some of those researchers work at the LIGO … Continue reading

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Medicine Nobel Prize focuses on body clock studies

The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded today for research into biological clocks that was conducted by three American researchers — including Jeffrey Hall, who received his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington back in 1971. Hall will … Continue reading

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UW’s first Nobel laureate dies at 94

The University of Washington says the first Nobel laureate in its history, Hans Georg Dehmelt, has passed away in Seattle at the age of 94 after a long illness. Dehmelt won a share of the Nobel physics prize in 1989 … Continue reading

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UW’s David Thouless wins Nobel physics prize

David Thouless, a British-born professor emeritus at the University of Washington, has been awarded half of this year’s Nobel physics prize for untangling the topological mysteries of superconductors, superfluids and other weird materials. “Over the last decade, this area has boosted … Continue reading

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