Nobel physics prize awarded for quantum particle work

Groundbreaking work in quantum optics has netted France's Serge Haroche and American David Wineland this year's Nobel physics prize.

Stem cell pioneers win Nobel prize

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Britain's Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan for their discovery that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cells.

Physics Nobel honors discovery of the end of the universe

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 has been awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P Schmidt and Adam G Riess for revealing the final fate of the universe.

Wikileaks - but not Assange - nominated for Nobel peace prize

Wikileaks is on the list of nominees for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize - but with 240 other contenders, the competition will be fierce.