With the media focused on President Obama’s acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize yesterday, less coverage was given to the positive news that a record five women also received the Nobel Prize at the ceremony on Oslo, Norway. See the Chicago Tribune story for more details on these women.
- Herta Mueller for literature
- Elinor Ostrom, for economics (the first woman ever to win for economics)
- Elizabeth H. Blackburn for medicine
- Carol W. Greider for medicine
- Ada Yonath for chemistry
Congratulations to these women for their incredible achievements.