List of Nobel Prize Winners, 2020
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020:
Drs. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice received the prize for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2020:
Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez received the prize for their discoveries that have improved understanding of the universe, including work on black holes.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020:
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was jointly awarded on Wednesday to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their work on the development of Crispr-Cas9, a method for genome editing.
Nobel Prize in Literature 2020:
The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, one of America’s most celebrated poets, “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”
Nobel Peace Prize 2020:
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Program for its efforts to combat a surge in global hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Prize in Economic Sciences 2020:
It was awarded jointly to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats."