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Nobel Prize Winners in JSTOR
celebrate the 2017 Nobel Laureates
JSTOR congratulates this year’s Nobel Prize winners for their contributions to the fields of Chemistry, Economics, Literature, and Physiology/Medicine, as well as their endeavors towards peace. Given JSTOR’s breadth of disciplinary coverage, you can find papers from this year's Nobel Prize winners in every category—from interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro to an article by Beatrice Fihn of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. 

To mark the 2017 Nobel Prizes, JSTOR is pleased to make a selection of articles below freely available through November 15, 2017.
2017 Nobel prize in chemistry
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Prize in Chemistry "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution."

"Avoiding the pitfalls of single particle cryo-electron microscopy: Einstein from noise" (Richard Henderson, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013)

"Dynamic Reorganization of the Functionally Active Ribosome Explored by Normal Mode Analysis and Cryo-Electron Microscopy" (Joachim Frank, et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003) 

2017 Nobel Prize in Economics
Richard H. Thaler won the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for his contributions to behavioral economics."

Richard H. Thaler has published several articles on the topic of behavioral economics found in JSTOR, including:

"Deal or No Deal? Decision Making under Risk in a Large-Payoff Game Show" (The American Economic Review, 2008)

"Mental Accounting and Consumer Choice: Anatomy of a Failure" (Marketing Science, 2008)

"Anomalies: The Winner's Curse" (The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1988)

Also check out JSTOR Daily's article on Richard Thaler. 

2017 Nobel prize in literature
Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Prize in Literature for being a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

Read interviews with Ishiguro, as well as a recent JSTOR Daily article.

An Interview with Kazuo Ishiguro” (Allan Vorda, Kim Herzinger and Kazuo Ishiguro, Mississippi Review, 1991)

Wave Patterns: A Dialogue” (Kazuo Ishiguro and Kenzaburo Oe, Grand Street, 1991)

Kazuo Ishiguro” (Graham Swift and Kazuo Ishiguro, BOMB, 1989)
2017 Nobel Prize in physics
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

"LIGO: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory" (Ranier Weiss, Kip. S. Thorne, et al., Science, 1992) *Note: Only licensed subscribers can access*
2017 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young won the 2017 Prize in Physiology/Medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."

Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash have published several articles on the topic of circadian rhythm found in JSTOR, including:

"A Biological Clock" (Michael Rosbash, Daedalus, 2003)

"Phase Shifting of the Circadian Clock by Induction of the Drosophila period Protein" (Michael Rosbash, et al., Science, 1994) *Note: Only licensed subscribers can access*

"Circadian Oscillations in Period Gene mRNA Levels are Transcriptionally Regulated" (Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1992)
2017 Nobel peace prize
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the 2017 Peace Prize "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons."

"A New Humanitarian Era: Prohibiting the Unacceptable" (Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, Arms Control Today, 2015)

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