Full coverage: 2011 Nobel Prizes

<b>Full coverage:</b> 2011 Nobel Prizes

The statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. (Jonathan Jackstrand / AFP/Getty Images / October 3, 2011)
 

Liberia's Leymah Gbowee: The power of the powerless

October 9, 2011

Op-Ed

Liberia's Leymah Gbowee: The power of the powerless

Gbowee's triumph, like last spring's Arab uprisings, is a powerful reminder that in the 21st century world, change often comes from the bottom — not from a country's armies but its people.

Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

8:56 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Tomas Transtromer wins Nobel Prize in literature

7:27 AM EDT, October 6, 2011

Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel Prize in literature

The Swedish Academy said Tranströmer, 80, won "because, through his condensed, translucent images he gives us fresh access to reality."

Nobel winner dies before receiving prize

1:02 AM EDT, October 4, 2011

Nobel winner dies before receiving prize

Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was a creative and dogged researcher who spent years convincing a doubting scientific community that he had found cells that were key to the working of the immune system.

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