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The Nobel Prizes 2019

It was in November 1895 when Alfred Nobel, through his last testament, specified the foundation of some prizes that would be awarded to the highest and most illustrious contributions to physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, literature and peace. Later, in honor of his figure, the economics prizes would be established.

As every year since 1901, from Stockholm, the Nobel Foundation and the Swedish academies present this year’s winners in the aforementioned categories at Nobel Week, in what is now considered the most prestigious event in the world.

The Nobel ceremony is followed worldwide by millions of people, and the designations are undoubtedly one of the greatest honors to which researchers, writers and activists or politicians for peace can aspire, who will go on to swell the list of names Illustrious figures, along with such important figures as Marie Curie (first Nobel woman and first person to win two Nobel Prizes), Albert Einstein, and Spaniards such as Severo Ochoa.

Specifically, the 2019 Nobel Prizes have wanted to highlight the work of 9 researchers in the field of science, and of the two winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature (one for the year 2018, which was not awarded, and another of this year) in the absence of also knowing the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Prize in Economics.

This year they have been awarded, in the field of medicine, the contributions about how cells behave in the face of oxygen levels, and their impact on diseases such as cancer; in physics, for contributions to the knowledge of the history and structure of space and, equally, to the discovery of the first exoplanet; and, in chemistry, the drivers of the first lithium batteries. For their part, the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk and the Austrian writer Peter Handke have won the Nobel Literature 2018 and 2019.

Starting today, your imprint will be reflected in the history of those people who made a remarkable contribution to humanity. In this gallery, we review all the winners of the Nobel Prizes 2019, and we invite you to dive a little into their resumes and their fields of research, which in 2019 have been deserving of such honor.

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