As I noted in my post for Change.org on Monday, from 1901 to 2008, women had only won 4.67% of all Nobel Prizes. However, the Nobel Foundation is doing a much better job of recognizing women’s “outstanding achievements” in 2009. Women’s accomplishments have been recognized in three of the four categories awarded so far and women represent 40% of this year’s Nobel Laureates. Like I said, so far.
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak
Physics: Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith
Chemistry: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath
Literature: Herta Müller
This is change we can believe in, right? The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced tomorrow (Friday, October 9) and the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences will be announced on Monday, October 12. Check the Nobel Foundation website for more information.
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