List of Nobel Prize Winners 2019
The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually from a fund bequeathed for that purpose by the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Bernhard Nobel. They are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards given for intellectual achievement in the world and are conferred in six categories: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics.
William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of the US and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe
Awarded for Discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, paving the way for new cancer treatments.
John B Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino
Awarded for developing the lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are today used in everyday items; from mobile phones to remote controls and even electric vehicles.