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Following a longer period of thoughts and after realizing, that the DDP-hosts do not really enjoy a large number of Nobel laureates in their pool, I have decided to start the first Deathlist-competition dedicated to Nobel laureates: The Nobel Prize Dead Pool

The rules are easy: Pick one living Nobel laureate by each category (Physics/Chemistry/Medicine/Physiology/Peace/Literature and Economic Sciences), who you think will die during the following next ten months. This will make six nominated people.
No laureate can be chosen twice, so check who was picked by other deadpoolers!

People, who accepted the award on behalf of someone or represent an organization are excluded from the contest, the 2021 laureates cannot be chosen since they are unknown until October!

This inaugural year will pe shorter, since I had planned to start it from February 1st, the day the nomination period for new laureates ends. But things happened which made this pool to start later.

Your team starts from the moment, you sent it in and ends on January 31st, 2022.
As source will be accepted the official Nobel Prize website www.nobelprize.org. (The deaths will be mentioned there, so no lost hits to expect!)

Since not so many Nobel laureates die during a year - 2017, 2019 and 2020 it had been 9 dead laureates per year, 2018 there were 18 (So do not expect a rushing contest!) – the scoring will honor every hit in a special way.

So good luck and enjoy the contest.

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This was the easy part, now it is getting complicated: The scoring will appear on a first digit base.

The first digit will represent the category:
As less laureates are alive in a category, as more points you can score. Literature has the least living laureates (18), so here you can score 6.000 points.
The second category is Peace (31 living laureates, 5.000 points), and is followed by Economic Sciences (42 living laureates, 4.000 points), Chemistry (63 living laureates, 3.000 points) and Medicine/Physiology (69 living laureates, 2.000 points).
Physics has an amount of 73 living Nobel laureates, which makes it worth 1.000 points.

 

The second digit will honor the decade, the laureate was awarded:
For everyone from the 2020, you will receive 900 points. The worth of the earlier decades reads as follows:
2010s – 800 points
2000s – 700 points
1990s – 600 points
1980s – 500 points
1970s – 400 points
1960s – 300 points
1950s – 200 points

There were no laureates left from the decades before, so a sore of 100 points is not possible!

 

The third digit will show the age of your laureate:
In case, you hit is younger than 30, he/she will be worth 90 more points.
30-39 – 80 points
40-49 – 70 points
50-59 – 60 points
60-69 – 50 points
70-79 – 40 points
80-89 – 30 points
90-99 – 20 points
100-??? – 10 points

 

The last digit gives a bonus score:
In case, the laureate is the last survivor of his awarding year, there will be a 9 points bonus.
The youngest death of the contest will get 8 points (awarded in February 2022!)
A laureate from an African country (nationality at time of death!) 7 points
A laureate from an Asian country (nationality at time of death!) 6 points
A female laureate will bring 5 points.
A laureate wo was awarded alone (organizations excluded) 4 points
A laureate from a South or Middle American country (nationality at time of death!) 3 points
A laureate who comes from Germany (born there or naturalized) 2 points
The oldest death of the contest will score 1 point extra (awarded in February 2022!)

 

So for example:
The last laureate to die was Paul J Crutzen.
He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 and died at the age of 87.
So he would have been worth 3.630 points. (He died in Germany, but was Dutch, so no bonus!)

 

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To make it easier, here is a list of all living Nobel laurates (sorry for the German spellings):
 

Chemistry:
2019      John Bannister Goodenough, b. 1922 chosen by frleon

1992      Rudolph Arthur Marcus, b. 1923 chosen by chilean way

1980      Paul Berg, b. 1926 chosen by TomTomTelekom

1990      Elias James Corey, b. 1928 chosen by WEP

1986      John Charles Polanyi, b. 1929

2010      Akira Suzuki, b. 1930

2013      Martin Karplus, b. 1930

1980      Walter Gilbert, b. 1932

1986      Dudely Robert Hershbach, b. 1932

1991      Richard Robert Ernst, b. 1933 chosen by Bibliogryphon

1996      Robert Floyd Curl jr., b. 1933

2010      Ei-ichi Negishi, b. 1935 chosen by Salmon Mousse

1986      Yuan Tseh Lee, b. 1936

2000      Alan Jay Heeger, b. 1936

2000      Hideki Shirakawa, b. 1936

2007      Gerhard Ertl, b. 1936

1981      Roald Hoffman, b. 1937

1988      Robert Huber, b. 1937

2004      Avram Hershko, b. 1937

2001      Ryoji Noyori, b. 1938

2002      Kurt Wüthrich, b. 1938

2015      Tomas Robert Lindahl, b. 1938

1987      Jean-Marie Pierre Lehn, b. 1939

1989      Sidney Altman, b. 1939

2009      Ada E. Yonath, b. 1939

2013      Arieh Warshel, b. 1940

2017      Joachim Frank, b. 1940

1997      John Ernest Walker, b. 1941

2001      Karl Berry Sharpless, b. 1941

2011      Daniel Shechtman, b. 1941

2018      George Pearson Smith, b. 1941

2019      Michael Stanley Whittingham, b. 1941

2005      Robert Howard Grubbs, b. 1942

2016      James Fraser Stoddart, b. 1942 chosen by arghton

2017      Jacques Dubochet, b. 1942

1988      Johann Deisenhofer, b. 1943

2012      Robert Joseph Lefkowitz, b. 1943

2016      Jean-Pierre Sauvage, b. 1944 chosen by Book

2005      Richard Royce Schrock, b. 1945

2017      Richard Henderson, b. 1945

2015      Aziz Sancar, b. 1946

2015      Paul Lawrence Modrich, b. 1946

1989      Thomas Robert Cech, b. 1947

2004      Aaron Ciechanover, b. 1947

2006      Roger David Kornberg, b. 1947

2008      Martin Chalfie, b. 1947

2013      Michael Levitt, b. 1947

1988      Hartmut Michel, b. 1948

2019      Akira Yoshino, b. 1948

2003      Peter Courtland Agre, b. 1949

2016      Bernard Lucas "Ben" Feringa, b. 1951

2018      Gregory Paul Winter, b. 1951

2009      Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, b. 1952

2014      William Esco Moerner, b. 1953

2012      Brian Kent Kobilka, b. 1955

2003      Roderick MacKinnon, b. 1956

2018      Frances Hamilton Arnold, b. 1956

2002      Koichi Tanaka, b. 1959

2014      Robert Eric Betzig, b. 1960

2014      Stefan Walter Hell, b. 1962

2020      Jennifer Anne Doudna Cate, b. 1964

2020      Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier, b. 1968

 

Peace:
1973      Henry Alfred Kissinger, b. 1923 chosen by TomTomTelekom

2002      James Earl Carter jr., b. 1924  chosen by Bibliogryphon

1980      Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, b. 1931

1984      Desmond Mpilo Tutu, b. 1931  chosen by chilean way

1990      Michail S. Gorbatschow, b. 1931 chosen by frleon

1989      HRH, 14. Dalai Lama, b. 1935 chosen by Salmon Mousse

1993      Frederik William de Klerk, b. 1936 chosen by WEP

2008      Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari, b. 1937 chosen by arghton

2011      Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, b. 1938

2006      Muhammad Yunus, b. 1940

1987      Oscar Arias Sánchez, b. 1941

2005      Mohammed ElBaradei, b. 1942

1983      Lech Wałęsa*, b. 1943

1976      Mairead Corrigan, b. 1944

1998      David Trimble, b. 1944

1991      Aung San Suu Kyi, b. 1945 chosen by Book

2003      Schirin Ebadi, b. 1947

1996      Carlos Felipe Belo, b. 1948

2007      Albert Arnold Gore jr., b. 1948

1996      José Ramos-Horta, b. 1949

1997      Jody Williams, b. 1950

2016      Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, b. 1951

2014      Kailash Satyarthi, b. 1954

2018      Denis Mukengere Mukwege, b. 1955

1992      Rigoberta Menchú Tum, b. 1959

2009      Barack Hussein Obama jr., b. 1961

2011      Leymah Roberta Gbowee, b. 1972

2019      Abiy Ahmed Ali, b. 1976

2011      Tawakkul Karman, b. 1979

2018      Nadia Murad Basee Taha, b. 1993

2014      Malala Yousafzai, b. 1997

 

Literature:
2013      Alice Ann Munro, b. 1931 chosen by frleon

1986      Wole Soyinka, b. 1934 chosen by TomTomTelekom 

1994      Kenzaburō Ōe*, b. 1935

2010      Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, b. 1936 chosen by Book

2000      Gao Xingjian, b. 1940  chosen by chilean way

2003      John Maxwell Coetzee, b. 1940  chosen by Bibliogryphon

2008      Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, b. 1940

2016      Bob Dylan, b. 1941

2019      Peter Handke, b. 1943 chosen by WEP

2020      Louise Elisabeth Glück, b. 1943 chosen by arghton

2014      Jean Patrick Modiano, b. 1945

2004      Elfriede Jelinek, b. 1946

2015      Swetlana Alexandrowna Alexijewitsch, b. 1948 chosen by Salmon Mousse

2006      Orhan Pamuk, b. 1952

2009      Herta Müller, b. 1953

2012      Mò Yán, b. 1955 

2017      Kazuo Ishiguro, b. 1954

2018      Olga Nawoja Tokarczuk, b. 1962

 

Medicine/Pysiology:
1992      Edmond Henri Fischer, b. 1920

1977      Roger Charles Guillemin, b. 1924  chosen by chilean way

1981      Torsten Nils Wiesel, b. 1924

1977      Andew Victor Schally, b. 1926 chosen by Salmon Mousse

1962      James Dewey Watson*, b. 1928 chosen by frleon

1978      Werner Arber, b. 1929

2000      Eric Richard Kandel, b. 1929 chosen by WEP

2015      Tu Youyou, b. 1930

2015      William Cecil Campbell, b. 1930 chosen by Book

1978      Hamilton Othanel Smith, b. 1931

2008      Luc Montagnier, b. 1932 chosen by TomTomTelekom

2012      John Bertrand Gurdon, b. 1933 chosen by arghton

1982      Bengt I. Samuelsson*, b. 1934  

2015      Satoshi Ōmura, b. 1935

2020      Harvey James Alter, b. 1935

1989      Michael John Bishop, b. 1936

1998      Ferid Murad, b. 1936

2008      Harald zur Hausen, b. 1936

2005      John Robin Warren, b. 1937

2007      Mario Renato Capecchi, b. 1937

1975      David Baltimore, b. 1938

1987      Susumu Tonegawa, b. 1939

1989      Harold Eliot Varmus, b. 1939  chosen by Bibliogryphon

2001      Leland Harrison Hartwell, b. 1939

2014      John Michael O'Keefe, b. 1939

1985      Joseph Leonard Goldstein, b. 1940

1996      Peter Charles Doherty, b. 1940

1985      Michael Stuart Brown, b. 1941

1998      Louis Joseph Ignarro, b. 1941

2007      Martin John Evans, b. 1941

2011      Jules Alphonse Hoffmann, b. 1941

1991      Bert Sakmann, b. 1942

1995      Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, b. 1942

1997      Stanley Ben Prusiner, b. 1942

2018      Tasuku Honjo, b. 1942

1993      Richard John Roberts, b. 1943

2001      Richard Timothy Hunt, b. 1943

1991      Erwin Neher, b. 1944

1993      Phillip Allen Sharp, b. 1944

1996      Rolf Martin Zinkernagel, b. 1944

2017      Michael Morris Rosbash, b. 1944

2016      Yoshinori Ōsumi, b. 1945

2017      Jeffrey Connor Hall, b. 1945

2004      Richard Axel, b. 1946

1995      Eric Frank Wieschaus, b. 1947

2002      Howard Robert Horvitz, b. 1947

2004      Linda, b. Buck, b. 1947

2008      Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, b. 1947

2009      Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, b. 1948

2013      Randy Wayne Schekman, b. 1948

2018      James "Jim" Patrick Allison, b. 1948

2001      Paul Maxime Nurse, b. 1949

2017      Michael Warren Young, b. 1949

2020      Michael A. Houghton, b. 1949

2013      James Edward Rothman, b. 1950

2005      Barry James Marshall, b. 1951

2009      Jack William Szostak, b. 1952

2020      Charles Moen Rice III., b. 1952

2019      Peter John Ratcliffe, b. 1954

2013      Thomas Christian Südhof, b. 1955

2019      Gregg Leonard Semenza, b. 1956

2011      Bruce Alan Beutler, b. 1957

2019      William George Kaelin jr., b. 1957

2006      Andrew Zachary Fire, b. 1959

2006      Craig Cameron Mello, b. 1960

2009      Carol Widney Greider, b. 1961

2012      Shin'ya Yamanaka, b. 1962

2014      Edvard Ingjald Moser, b. 1962

2014      May-Britt Moser, b. 1963

 

Physics:

1957      Chen Ning Yang, b. 1922  chosen by chilean way

1974      Anthony Hewish*, b. 1924

1973      Leo Esaki, b. 1925

1957      Tsung Dao Lee, b. 1926

1975      Benjamin Roy Mottelson, b. 1926 chosen by Salmon Mousse

1987      Karl Alexander Müller, b. 1927

2000      Herbert Kroemer, b. 1928 chosen by Book

1973      Ivar Giaever, b. 1929 chosen by WEP

2013      Peter Ware Higgs, b. 1929  chosen by Bibliogryphon

2014      Isamu Akasaki, b. 1929 :rip: 04-01-2021 (92) chosen by TomTomTelekom value: 1.826 points

1972      Leon Neil Cooper*, b. 1930 Last living laureate

1990      Jerome Isaac Friedman, b. 1930

2009      George Elwood Smith, b. 1930

1996      David Morries Lee, b. 1931

2020      Roger Penrose, b. 1931 chosen by frleon

1979      Sheldon Lee Glashow, b. 1932

2013      François Englert, Baron Englert, b. 1932

2017      Rainer Weiss, b. 1932

1978      Arno Allen Penzias, b. 1933

1979      Steven Weinberg, b. 1933

1997      Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, b. 1933

1984      Carlo Rubbia, b. 1934

2005      John Lewis Hall, b. 1934

2019      Philip James "Jim" Edwin Peebles, b. 1935

1976      Samuel Chao Chung Ting, b. 1936

1978      Robert Woodrow Wilson, b. 1936

2017      Barry Clark Barish, b. 1936

2003      Anthony James Leggett, b. 1938

2007      Albert Louis François Fert, b. 1938

1998      Daniel Chee Tsui, b. 1939

1973      Brian David Josephson, b. 1940

2008      Makoto Kobayashi, b. 1940

2017      Kip Stephen Thorne, b. 1940

1993      Joseph Hooton Taylor, b. 1941

2004      David Jonathan Gross, b. 1941

2005      Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch, b. 1941

2016      John Michael Kosterlitz, b. 1942

2019      Michel Gustave Mayor, b. 1942

1985      Klaus von Klitzing, b. 1943

2015      Arthur Bruce McDonald, b. 1943

2008      Toshihide Masukawa, b. 1944

2012      David Jeffrey Wineland, b. 1944

2012      Serge Haroche, b. 1944

2018      Gérard Albert Mourou, b. 1944

1996      Douglas Dean Osheroff, b. 1945

2006      George Fitzgerald Smoot III, b. 1945

1999      Gerardus 't Hooft*, b. 1946

2006      John Cromwell Mather, b. 1946

1986      Gerd Karl Binnig, b. 1947

1997      Steven Chu, b. 1948

1997      William Daniel Philips, b. 1948

1998      Horst Ludwig Störmer, b. 1949

2004      Hugh David Politzer, b. 1949

1987      Johannes Georg Bednorz, b. 1950

1993      Russel Alan Hulse, b. 1950

1998      Robert Betts Laughlin, b. 1950

2001      Carl Edwin Wieman, b. 1951

2004      Frank Anthony Wilczek, b. 1951

2016      Frederick Duncan Michael Haldane, b. 1951

2020      Reinhard Genzel, b. 1952

2014      Shūji Nakamura, b. 1954 chosen by arghton

2001      Wolfgang Ketterle, b. 1957

2010      Andre Konstantinowitsch Geim, b. 1958

2011      Saul Perlmutter, b. 1959

2015      Takaaki Kajita, b. 1959

2018      Donna Theo Strickland, b. 1959

2014      Hiroshi Amano, b. 1960

2001      Eric Allin Cornell, b. 1961

2020      Andrea Mia Ghez, b. 1965

2019      Didier Patrick Queloz, b. 1966

2011      Brian P. Schmidt, b. 1967

2011      Adam Guy Riess, b. 1969

2010      Konstantin Sergejewitsch Nowoselow, b. 1974

 

Economic Sciences:
1987      Robert Merton Solow, b. 1924  chosen by chilean way

1990      Harry Max Markowitz, b. 1927 chosen by WEP

2002      Vernon Lomax Smith, b. 1927 chosen by arghton

2005      Israel Robert John Aumann, b. 1930

1999      Robert Alexander Mundell, b. 1932 :rip: 04-04-2021 (88) value: 4.634 points

1998      Amartya Kumar Sen, b. 1933 chosen by TomTomTelekom

2006      Edmund Strother Phelps, b. 1933 chosen by Book

1990      William Forsyth Sharpe, b. 1934

2002      Daniel Kahneman, b. 1936

1995      Robert Emerson Lucas, b. 1937

2000      Daniel Leigh McFadden, b. 1937

2020      Robert Butler Wilson, b. 1937

2013      Eugene Francis Fama, b. 1939

2001      George Arthur Akerlof, b. 1940

2004      Edward Christian Prescott, b. 1940

2010      Peter Arthur Diamond, b. 1940

1997      Myron Samuel Scholes, b. 1941

2018      William Dawbney Nordhaus, b. 1941

2003      Robert Fry Engle III., b. 1942  chosen by Bibliogryphon

2011      Christopher Albert Sims, b. 1942

2001      Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, b. 1943

2001      Michael Andrew Spence, b. 1943

2004      Finn Erling Kydland, b. 1943

2011      Thomas John Sargent, b. 1943

1997      Robert Cox Merton, b. 1944

2000      James Joseph Hackman, b. 1944

2015      Angus Stewart Deaton, b. 1945

2017      Richard H. Thaler, b. 1945

2013      Robert James Shiller, b. 1946

2010      Christopher Antoniou Pissarides, b. 1948

2016      Oliver Simon D'Arcy Hart, b. 1948

2020      Paul Robert Milgrom, b. 1948

2016      Bengt Robert Holmström, b. 1949

2007      Eric Stark Maskin, b. 1950

2007      Roger Bruce Myerson, b. 1951

2012      Alwin Eliot Roth, b. 1951

2013      Lars Peter Hansen, b. 1952

2008      Paul Robin Krugman, b. 1953 chosen by Salmon Mousse

2014      Jean Marcel Tirole, b. 1953

2018      Paul Michael Romer, b. 1955

2019      Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, b. 1961

2019      Michael Robert Kremer, b. 1964

2019      Esther Caroline Duflo, b. 1972

 

*last living laureate of that year

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Teams for 2021/2022:

 

arghton:

Physics: Shuji Nakamura

Chemistry: J. Fraser Stoddart

Medicine: John B. Gurdon
Literature: Louise Glück

Peace: Martti Ahtisaari

Economics Sciences: Vernon Smith

 

Bibliogryohon:

Physics: Peter Higgs

Chemistry: Richard Ernst

Medicine: Harold Varmus

Literature: JM Coetzee

Peace: Jimmy Carter

Economics: Robert F. Engle

 

Book:

Physics: Herbert Krömer

Chemistry: Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Medicine: William Cecil Campbell

Literature: Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa

Peace: Aung San Suu Kyi

Economic Sciences: Edmund Strother Phelps

 

chilean way:

Physics: Chen Ning Yang

Chemistry: Rudolph Arthur Marcus

Medicine: Roger Guillemin

Literature: Gao Xingjian

Peace: Desmond Tutu

Economics: Robert Solow


frleon:
Physics: Roger Penrose
Chemistry: John B. Goodenough
Medicine: James D. Watson
Literature: Alice Munro
Peace: Mikhail Gorbachev
Economic Sciences: ---

 

Salmon Mousse:

Physics: Benjamin Mottelson
Chemistry: Ei-ichi Negishi

Medicine: Andrew Schally

Literature: Svetlana Alexievich

Peace: Dalai Lama

Economics: Paul Krugman

 

TomTomTelekom (1.826 points):

Physics: Isamu Akasaki died 04-01-2021 / age 92 / 1.826 points

Chemistry: Paul Berg
Medicine: Luc Montagnier
Literature: Wole Soyinka

Peace: Henry Kissinger

Economic Sciences: Amartya Sen


WEP:
Physics: Ivar Giaever
Chemistry: E. J. Corey
Medicine: Eric Kandel
Literature: Peter Handke
Peace: Frederik W. de Klerk
Economic Sciences: Harry Max Markowitz

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Sorry, I don't like "first come first served" pools. 

 

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Just now, Toast said:

Sorry, I don't like "first come first served" pools. 

 

Than I will be sure you will find some other pool here to join, you like.

 

Best of luck!

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1 minute ago, WEP said:

Than I will be sure you will find some other pool here to join, you like.

Best of luck!

 

Of course.  Just giving a reason why I won't be playing.  I prefer a level playing field, where people make their selections in isolation and they are not revealed until the game starts.

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15 minutes ago, WEP said:

Following a longer period of thoughts and after realizing, that the DDP-hosts do not really enjoy a large number of Nobel laureates in their pool, I have decided to start the first Deathlist-competition dedicated to Nobel laureates

 

Just wondering if you will be starting another Dead Pool for obscure people with hard to spell names? :D

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16 minutes ago, WEP said:

Following a longer period of thoughts and after realizing, that the DDP-hosts do not really enjoy a large number of Nobel laureates in their pool


Lucky them.

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2 minutes ago, Toast said:

Sorry, I don't like "first come first served" pools. 

 

Me neither.

 

I'll take Goodenough for chemistry, Gorbachëv for peace, Munro for literature, Watson for medicine, Penrose for physics and I refuse to name a sixth nominee because economic "science" isn't a real Nobel prize.

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17 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

Of course.  Just giving a reason why I won't be playing.  I prefer a level playing field, where people make their selections in isolation and they are not revealed until the game starts.

Next year, I plan a nomination period before it starts.

 

This year I decided to start now due to private reasons.

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Nice idea, thanks for running this DP :clap:

I will take Paul Berg for chemistry, Henry Kissinger for Peace, Wole Soyinka for Literature, Luc Montagnier for Medicine, Isamu Akasaki for Physics and Amartya Sen for Economics.

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I'll take Stoddart for chemistry, Ahtisaari for peace, Glück for literature, John Gurdon for medicine/psychology,  Nakamura for physics and Vernon Smith for economics

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Chemistry: Richard Ernst

Peace: Jimmy Carter

Literature: JM Coetzee

Medicine: Harold Varmus

Physics: Peter Higgs

Economics: Robert Engel

 

 

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Chemistry: Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Peace: Aung San Suu Kyi

Literature: Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa

Medicine: William Cecil Campbell

Physics: Herbert Krömer

Economic Sciences: Edmund Strother Phelps

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Chemistry: Rudolph Arthur Marcus

Peace: Desmond Tutu

Literature: Gao Xingjian

Medicine: Roger Guillemin

Physics: Chen Ning Yang

Economics: Robert Solow

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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)

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9 minutes ago, 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)

In pandemic times you never know.

But you have to replace Aung San Suu Kyi, since she was already chosen by @Book

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5 hours ago, Grim Up North said:

 

Just wondering if you will be starting another Dead Pool for obscure people with hard to spell names? :D

This will be my next dead pool idea!

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10 minutes ago, WEP said:

In pandemic times you never know.

But you have to replace Aung San Suu Kyi, since she was already chosen by @Book

 

Ah, damn, missed that.  Guess I'll go Dalai Lama then

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On 02/04/2021 at 11:51, TomTomTelekom said:

Japanese scientist Isamu Akasaki, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 for his creation of energy-saving sources of white light, died at 92 years:

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2021040200887/

 

First hit for me :rolleyes:

Congrats to @TomTomTelekom

 

The first hit of he new pool occured on April first, and it was not a joke.:lol:

 

Akasaki is worth 1.826 pioints:
Physics-laureate (1.000) in 2014 (800) aged 92 (20) from Asia (6).

 

An adequate inaugural first hit!

 

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2014/akasaki/facts/

 

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First miss of this pool: Robert A. Mundell has died!
He was worth 4.634 points (laureate in economic sciences in 1999, aged 88, awarded alone), but since he was noch chosen by anyone, these points got lost.

 

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1999/mundell/facts/

 

Mundell's death makes Gerardus 't Hooft the last living laureate of the year 1999.

Maybe a pick for all who are interested to join this pool?

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