Jai Ho! ^n Jai Ho! ^ n Jai Ho! ^n Jai Ho! ^ n Jai Ho! ^ #)Physics:-
1)Yoichiro Nambu, an American, is being awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics." Basically, subatomic particles are completely symmetrical, then, all of a sudden, BANG, that symmetry breaks, completely screwing up the Feng Shui of the universe. Nambu can tell you how that happens. Thank you, Yoichiro.
Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa are the two party animals from Japan responsible for "the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature." At first blush you may think, broken symmetry? Sounds a lot like Nambu's work. Well, your ignorance is showing.
Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Y. Tsien, the Three Musketeers as they're known in the Chemistry community. These chemists are responsible for discovering and developing the green florescent protein. Before GFP, biologists would tag cells with a florescent protein in order to study it. However, these cells tended to die because of the florescent protein. These guys stopped that from happening. Finally, the biologists can get back to work.
Paul Krugman, an American professor at Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times, will be winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. If it wasn't for Paul our understanding of economic activity and trade patterns in specific geographical locations would just be all over the place. You wouldn't believe the mess we were in trying to figure out where all this economic activity was happening. Until Paul, that is.
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio has no problems getting women. He's French and a writer, and now, he's the 2008 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. So at this point it's important to ask, what are you trying to prove, Clézio? The Nobel...