Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa sits by the desk at her home in Manila, Philippines.
German scientist Benjamin List, who shares the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with David MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis, celebrates with well-wishers at the Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research in Muelheim an
List and Scottish-born David MacMillan won for developing new tools for building molecules that have helped make new drugs and are more environmentally friendly. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
List, 53, said the academy caught up with him while on vacation in Amsterdam with his wife, who in the past had liked to joke that somebody might be calling him from Sweden.
"I would say I am dazed and confused," said Scottish-born Princeton University professor David W.C. MacMillan. "I was just incredibly excited." The son of a steelworker, he added.
Klaus Hasselmann celebrates with his wife Susanne and daughter Annette after winning the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, at his home in Hamburg, Germany. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Hasselmann, along with Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe (pictured) and Italian Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth's changing climate.
Hasselmann, who is at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, told Reuters from his home that he did not want to wake up from what he described as a beautiful dream. "I am retired, you know, and have been a bit lazy lately.
Joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Italian scientist Giorgio Parisi makes a toast with colleagues in Rome after the announcement.
"I think it is very urgent that we take real and very strong decisions and we move at a very strong pace," said the 73-year-old Nobel laureate, who works at Sapienza University of Rome. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
University of California, San Francisco Professor David Julius and his wife field messages after learning that Julius was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, in Walnut Creek, California. UCSF/Noah Berger
Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won for discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch which the Nobel committee said could pave the way for new pain-killers. UCSF/Noah Berger
Patapoutian is a professor at Scripps Research, La Jolla, California, having previously done research at the University of California, San Francisco, and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Scripps Research/via REUTERS
Julius hopes his work will help identify new strategies for treating chronic pain syndromes. "We all know there's a real lack of drugs and approaches to treat chronic pain," Julius said in a 2017 video posted on Youtube by UCSF.
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the Noble Prize in Literature. "I think its just brilliant and wonderful," Gurnah told Reuters when asked how he felt to win the prize.
Novaya Gazeta's editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov speaks with journalists in Moscow after learning he won the Nobel Prize.