2019 October Madness: Announcement of Champions

by Lindsay Holton | Oct 03, 2019

After collecting public nominations and three rounds of voting, we're ready to announce your top predictions for the 2019 Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine! 

Your prediction for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is...

Jennifer Doudna, for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering technology.

 
2019 Bracket Result Chemistry




Your prediction for the Nobel Prize in Physics is...

Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, for discovery of first radio pulsars.


2019 Bracket Results Physics

Your prediction for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is...

Mary-Claire King, for the discovery of the “breast cancer gene.”


2019 Bracket Results Physiology or Medicine

Congratulations to these researchers! 

Raffle Winner

Dr. Paul Christian is the 2019 raffle winner for voting in the finals round. He wins a Sigma Xi pad-folio, Sigma Xi button, and the latest American Scientist special issue on The Future of Water. 

Raffle Prize

Thanks to everyone for voting! 

What Happens Next

  1. Watch for the official Nobel Prize announcements. 
    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Monday, October 7, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
    The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday, October 8, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest 
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday, October 9, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest 
    The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday, October 11, 11:00 a.m.
    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday, October 14, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
    The Nobel Prize in Literature -  Thursday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
    The Swedish Academy will announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for both 2018 and 2019.
    Times listed are local time in Sweden.

  2. See what others are predicting for this year's Nobel Prizes. 
    The 2019 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates
    "Who Will Win the #ChemNobel? Predicting the 2019 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry" an American Chemical Society webinar.

  3. Check back here on Keyed In  on October 15 to see if anyone won the prize of one year of dues for Sigma Xi membership (for current members only) or for the Sigma Xi Affiliate Circle. Those whose October Madness nominees win a Nobel Prize are eligible for the raffle.

  4. Take a look back on October Madness through the years:
    2018 Predictions

    2017 Predictions
    2016 Predictions
    2015 Predictions
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