Coveted Nobel Peace Prize to be handed out amid speculation
The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize will be handed out Friday with plenty of speculation about possible winners but no hints from the Nobel committee, which doesn't reveal the names of candidates or nominations for 50 years. © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday that Google's parent company is adding Frances Arnold , who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018, to Frances brings incredible academic and industry expertise with a career spanning chemistry, engineering , renewable energy and more -- and a Nobel
(Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc on Monday named Noble Prize winner Frances Arnold to its board , filling a vacancy left by the retirement of fellow academic Shirley Arnold won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018 for pioneering science in enzymes and antibodies.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday that Google's parent company is, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018, to its board of directors.
Arnold, a chemical engineer and professor at the California Institute of Technology, won the prize for her work. She's only the to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry since it was first awarded in 1901, the New York Times said when she was given the award last year.
"Frances brings incredible academic and industry expertise with a career spanning chemistry, engineering, renewable energy and more," Pichai said in a.
"I've long admired Alphabet's commitment to technology and research, and to improving the lives of people around the world, and I'm excited to be a part of that," Arnold said in a statement.
The appointment comes a week after Alphabet announced bombshell changes to its corporate structure. Larryfrom executive leadership roles at Alphabet, leaving Pichai to run the entire conglomerate. Page and Brin, however, will retain voting control over its board.
Arnold, who grew up in Pennsylvania, received her bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, then got her doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ethiopia: Tensions between Abiy Ahmed and Nobel Committee
Nobel Peace Laureate , Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is officially to receive his award on December 10 in Oslo, Norway. But Addis Ababa has already announced that it will not answer any questions from the press. A position criticized by the Nobel Committee itself, yet accustomed to restraint.
Rare enough, the Nobel Committee's muffled midfielder scratchedwinners. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that, contrary to tradition, he would not answer any questions from journalists.
This lack of openness made the secretary of the institution react. "It's very problematic. We believe that freedom of expression and a free and independent press are vital components of peace, "said Olav Njoelstad, adding" to have made clear his position "in Addis Ababa.
The spokesman for Ethiopian Prime Minister Billene Seyoum said the prime minister had to prioritize, given the heavy agenda and his responsibilities in Ethiopia. "It's very difficult to dedicate so many days," she said, especially when national issues are urgent and require special attention.
Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize with the peace signed with Eritrea.while Ethiopia is crossed by ethnic and political tensions. By avoiding the press conference, the Prime Minister may therefore be spared difficult questions.
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