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Stanford Pair Win Nobel For Economic Ideas Driving Ebay, Cellphone Spectrum Sales

by Erik Sherman Going once, going twice—the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences are two Stanford economists whose work lets the world make mobile phone calls, switch…

Jennifer Doudna, New Nobel Laureate, on Science and Covid

Good morning. Last week, Nobel Prize season arrived. Among the several winners with ties to California were two Stanford professors — Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, were awarded…

Adorable moment Stanford professor was woken up by Nobel Prize win captured on camera

Oct. 13, 2020Updated: Oct. 13, 2020 8:53 a.m. In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 photo provided by Stanford University, Robert Wilson, left, and Paul Milgrom wear masks as they stand for…

Doorbell camera captures moment Nobel Prize winner is told he won

The reaction of a Stanford professor who was named a Nobel Prize-winner in economics was captured early Monday for the world thanks to a doorbell camera and a persistent colleague.…

The Nobel in Medicine Went for the Discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus. So Why Hasn’t It Been Eliminated?

Text size Johnathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images As the world continues to reel from Covid-19, the Nobel Assembly is reminding us of an unpleasant truth about infectious diseases: While science…

U.S. Auction Theorists Win the 2020 Nobel in Economics

Mr. Milgrom and Mr. Wilson came up with a new format that allowed the simultaneous auctioning of the many geographic areas of the radio spectrum across various bidders, starting with…

2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

Winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2020 at a press conference in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 12, 2020. Americans Paul R. Milgrom,…

Stanford Economists Win Nobel Prize for Research on Auctions

(Bloomberg) — Two Stanford University academics who helped design the U.S. auction that allocates mobile-phone frequencies will share the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics. © Photographer: Anders WIklund/AFP/Getty Images (L…

Three Things We’ve Learnt From This Year’s Nobel Awards In The Sciences

While coronavirus will undoubtedly be the first thing people remember about 2020, the prominent role of science in society won’t be far behind – as I’ve written about previously. And…

Remembering Mario Molina, Nobel Prize-winning chemist who pushed Mexico on clean energy — and, recently, face masks

Molina speaking about climate change at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico, Nov. 2018. Leonardo Alvarez/Getty Images Dr. Mario Molina, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who died on Oct. 7…