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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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