See the full list of the Nobel Prize Laureates in 2018.

Physiology or Medicine

James P Allison

Tasuku Honjo

“for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”


Arthur Ashkin

“for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”

Gerard Mourou

Donna Strickland

“for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”


Frances H. Arnold

“for the directed evolution of enzymes”

George P. Smith

Sir Gregory P. Winter

“for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”


The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 was cancelled after sexual assault allegations against Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to Katarina Frostenson, an Academy Member. The Nobel Committee has decided to award two writers in 2019 and not to attribute the Nobel Prize 2018 “out of respect for previous and future literature laureates, the Nobel Foundation and the general public.” On October 1st, Jean-Claude Arnault has been sentenced to prison and jailed for rape.


Denis Mukwege

Nadia Murad

“for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

Economic Sciences

William D. Nordhaus

 “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

Paul M. Romer

“for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis”

[wp-svg-icons icon=”clock-2″ wrap=”span”] This article was last updated on October 8, 2018, to include the names of the laureates in Peace and Economic Sciences

Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal; The Guardian; Retrieved on 04/10/2018

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