From afar, Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize

Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sent a message on Saturday thanking the Swedish academy for awarding him the Nobel prize for literature, an honor the American singer and songwriter believed was about as likely as “standing on the moon.” “I’m sorry I can’t be with you in person, but please know that I am most definitely … Read more From afar, Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize

Bob Dylan confirms non-attendance at Nobel Prize ceremony

Bob Dylan will not travel to Sweden to receive his Nobel Prize for Literature in person, it has been announced. The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel prizes, said it had received “a personal letter” saying he was unable to attend next month’s Nobel ceremony “due to pre-existing commitments”. Dylan, the organisation said, felt “very … Read more Bob Dylan confirms non-attendance at Nobel Prize ceremony

Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for the development of the world’s smallest machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize for the design and synthesis of machines on a molecular scale. They were named at a press conference in Sweden. The machines conceived … Read more Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize