The announcement of the world’s most prestigious Nobel Prize has begun. American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on the receptors of temperature and touch, the jury of the award announced.
In this regard, the Nobel jury said, “The unprecedented discoveries of this year’s Nobel Prize winners have allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical forces can initiate the nerve impulses that help us see the world and its Allows you to customize.”
The jury continued, “In our everyday lives, we take these sensations for granted, but how are those nerve impulses initiated to sense temperature and pressure? This question has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize. The winners have solved.”
On receiving this honor, Professor Julius of the University of California, San Francisco, and Professor Patapoutian, from Scripps Research, California, will jointly share a check for the $1.1 million Nobel Prize money.
The prestigious award was given to three virologists for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus last year. While the 2020 Nobel Prize was awarded amid the pandemic, this is the first time that the entire selection process has taken place under the shadow of the corona virus.
Nominations for the Nobel Prize close at the end of January every year, and the corona virus outbreak was largely confined to China during this time last year.
Now the Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced on Tuesday, the winner of Chemistry will be announced on Wednesday, the much-awaited honor for Literature on Thursday, the Nobel Prize for Economics on Friday and the Nobel Prize for Peace on Monday 11 October.