Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo, who just won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine, reacts after being thrown into the water by co-workers. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
Paabo, 67, said he thought the call from Sweden was a prank or something to do with his summer house there. "So I was just gulping down the last cup of tea to go and pick up my daughter at her nanny where she has had an overnight stay," Paabo said.
Scientist Carolyn Bertozzi reacts at her home in Palo Alto, California after sharing the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
"I'm absolutely stunned, I'm sitting here and I can hardly breathe," Bertozzi said from California after the academy reached her by telephone with the news she had won.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Morten Meldal is applauded at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Medal described click chemistry as a way to build complex structures and link them as if they were pieces of Lego, the plastic construction toy.
The field of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry has been harnessed to improve the targeting of cancer pharmaceuticals now being tested in clinical trials, along with a host of health, agricultural and industrial applications.
Scientist John Clauser, winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, reacts while talking with reporters at his home in Walnut Creek, California.
"I'm very happy ... I first started this work back in 1969 and I'm happy to still be alive to be able get the prize," Clauser, 79, told Reuters.
French researcher Alain Aspect, a professor at Universite Paris-Saclay and Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, said he was happy his work had contributed to settling the debate between Einstein, who was sceptical about quantum physics, and Niels Bohr,
Austrian scientist Anton Zeilinger, 77, professor emeritus at the University of Vienna, told a news conference by phone after hearing the news that he was "shocked, but very positive.
French author Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature for "the courage and clinical acuity" in her largely autobiographical books examining personal memory and social inequality.
The first French woman to win the literature prize, Ernaux said winning was "a responsibility".
Jailed Belarusian activist Ales Byalyatski (pictured), Russian rights group Memorial and Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties won the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, amid a war in their region that is the worst conflict in Europe since World War
Founded in 1989 to help the victims of political repression during the Soviet Union and their relatives, Memorial campaigns for democracy and civil rights in Russia and former Soviet republics. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
The Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) said they were proud to be co-winner of this year's award. Employees at Ukraine's CCL said the win showed recognition of their work, but was also a "huge responsibility." REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Paabo won for discoveries that underpin our understanding of how modern day people evolved from extinct ancestors at the dawn of human history.