2020 October Madness: The Finals

by User Not Found | Sep 25, 2020

We're down to the finals of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Your votes this week are more important than ever because you can help your top picks become October Madness champions!

Voting Deadline

Voting is open until September 30, 2020, at 11:59 a.m. Pacific Time.


Who Could Win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? Vote Now!

Final Bracket Chemistry

The final chemistry match-up is:

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


Ron W. Davis, for advancing technology in genomics, gene editing, and cloning


Who Could Win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics? Vote Now!

Finals Bracket Physics

The final physics match-up is:

Lene Vestergaard Hau, for her work on slowing down and stopping light


Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, for discovery of first radio pulsars

Physiology or Medicine

Who Could Win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine? Vote Now!

Finals Bracket Physiology or Medicine

The final physiology or medicine match-up is:

Mary-Claire King, for the discovery of BRCA1 Linkage and confirmation of an inherited risk of cancer


Arthur L Horwich and Franz-Ulrich Hartl, for discovery molecular chaperon and quality control of protein folding in health and disease

What Happens Next?

Results for the brackets will be announced here on Keyed In and Sigma Xi's social media on October 1. Good luck!

October Madness is not affiliated with the Nobel Prize. 

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