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nobel 1995 Nobel Prize Winners

Oct. 13, 1995
Web posted at: 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT)

Medicine

American researchers Edward B. Lewis and Eric F. Wieschaus, and German Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard

They were cited for their discoveries in "genetic control of early embryonic development."



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Peace

Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Rotblat and the organization were cited "for their work to reduce nuclear weapons' place in international politics and in the longer term to get rid of such weapons."



Physics

Americans Martin L. Perl and Frederick Reines

They were honored for their work in physics, specifically their pioneering discoveries on subatomic particles.



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Literature

Irish poet Seamus Heaney

Heaney was awarded the $1 million prize by the Swedish Academy of Letters "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past."



Chemistry

Mario Molina, Dutchman Paul Crutzen and American Sherwood Rowland.

They were cited for their work on atmospheric chemistry that led to new knowledge of the destruction of the ozone layer.



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Economics

American Robert E. Lucas Jr

Lucas won for "having transformed macroeconomic analysis and deepening our understanding of economic policy."


All Nobel winners will be honored on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the death of prize founder Alfred Nobel, in Oslo.



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