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Nobel Prize-winner, Herta Muller, suspended from the Writers Guild for not paying the membership fee

Romanian born writer, Herta Muller, Nobel Prize-winner for literature, has been suspended from the Writers Guild (USR) because she did not pay her membership fee. This means only losing some rights, such as running for a USR leadership position or ...

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Who won the 2017 Nobel prize in physics?

Trio Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne win the 2017 Nobel prize in physics for their work on constructing Ligo and the detection of gravitational waves. Rippling out from a supermassive collision, for example between two black ...

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, the academy announced on Thursday. “He is a great poet in the English tradition,” said Nobel Prize permanent ...

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Romanian writer Tudor Arghezi, nominated for Nobel prize in literature in 1965

Romanian writer and poet Tudor Arghezi (dead in 1967) was on the nominees list for Nobel prize in literature in 1965, next to great authors such as Vladimir Nabokov, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett, W. Somerset Maugham, Heinrich ...

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Did you know that…

62% of Austria’s total land area is covered by the Austrian Alps? Europe’s second highest peak in order of prominence, Großglockner (3,798m, with a prominence of 2,423m) is located in Austria? The Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), in the state of ...

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Belarus’ Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in literature

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” 67-year-old Alexievich, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies ...

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William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu win Nobel Prize for Medicine

Three researchers are sharing this year’s first Nobel Prize, the award for medicine or physiology. Campbell and Omura worked on a roundworm parasite treatment, while Youyou Tu made a malaria breakthrough, dw.com reports. Irish-born Campbell and Japan’s Omura shared half ...

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Did you know that…

Francesco Illy, the founder of Illy caffè was born in Timisoara, Romania in 1892. He also invented the first automatic steam espresso coffee machine. The American mini-series ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton was filmed in Romania. The Romanian language is 1,700 ...

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Romanian-born Stefan Hell, one of the 2014 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry

The international laureate is expected to come in Romania in 2015 to celebrate <<International Year of Light>> with his academics colleagues.    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to ...

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