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On 19/03/2021 at 18:16, Salmon Mousse said:

Chemistry: Ei-ichi Negishi

Peace: Aung San Suu Kyi

Literature: Svetlana Alexievich

Medicine: Andrew Schally

Physics: Benjamin Mottelson

Economics: Paul Krugman (bad pick, just wishful thinking on my part)

Hit for Salmon 

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On 19/03/2021 at 13:44, WEP said:

Your team starts from the moment, you sent it in and ends on January 31st, 2022

@MariNisia

You are welcome to join.

 

Next year there will be a deadline, but this year I messed up the start. That's why you're welcome to participate.

 

And thanks for your words.

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6 minutes ago, WEP said:

@MariNisia

You are welcome to join.

 

Thank you, @WEP.

 

My candidates:

Chemistry: Martin Karplus.
Peace: Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.
Literature: Elfriede Jelinek.
Medicine/Psychology: Edmond Henri Fischer.
Physics: Karl Alexander Müller.
Economic Sciences: Israel Robert John Aumann.

 

And Thanks @WEP for hosting this game. ;)

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@Salmon Mousse now leads the scoreboard with 3.836 point, followed by @Bibliogryphon with 3.634 points. Third place is @TomTomTelekom, who has scored 1.826 point.

(Sorry, @Salmon Mousse, but it was late yesterday, so I falsely scored Mr. Negishi for Africa, not for Asia. One point had to be removed, I apologize.)

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1979 physics laureate Steven Weinberg has died aged 88: https://apnews.com/article/science-nobel-prizes-physics-fa5df3e3f8027f545d6d41c19151caeb

 

He was not chosen in the NPDP but would have been worth 1.430 points.

It seems that US-American scientists who share their prizes are very unlikely to score bonus points.

 

Unless you are Weinberg's Co-laureate Sheldon Lee Glashow, who is now the last surviving laureate from 1979!
One to put an eye on in 2022 - when he will turn 90 as well!

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Edmond Henri Fischer, oldest Nobel laureate seems to be dead:

 

https://www.lindau-nobel.org/news-nobel-laureate-edmond-h-fischer

 

Laureate in Medicine 1992, who was 101!

 

This brings @MariNisia 2.610 points (+ 1 bonus point as oldest possible nominee).

 

Oldest laureate is now John B. Goodenough (99).

 

Congrats!

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1974 physics laureate Anthony Hewish has died aged 97.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/09/16/professor-antony-hewish-astronomer-jointly-won-nobel-prize-discovery/

He was the last living laureate of 1974, so his point value is 1.429 - unfortunately, he has not been chosen by any player.

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Frederik Willem de Klerk, last president of South Africa during Apartheid and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died aged 85:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59247115

 

He was the first Peace Prize laureate to die in 2021 - I expected Desmond Tutu or Mikhail Gorbatshov - and was worth 5.637 points (as African octogenarian Peace laureate from the 1990s).

 

During my calculations, in was unsure whether he was even nominated, only to find out that he was my own candidate.:facepalm:

 

This now puts my own competition in a damned bad light, since I'm now leading the field:

1. @WEP - 5.637 points
2. @Salmon Mousse - 3.836 points
3. @Bibliogryphon - 3.634 points
4. @MariNisia - 2.161 points
5. @TomTomTelekom - 1.826 points
6. @arghton / @Book / @chilean way / @frleon - 0 points

 

But only one hit can change the situation.

 

The contest still goes on until January 31st, the last day, that new laureates can be nominated - for the 2022 Nobel Prizes and the new Nobel Prize Contest 2022/2023

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