2020 October Madness: Announcement of Champions

by Lindsay Holton | Oct 01, 2020

After collecting public nominations and three rounds of voting, we're ready to announce your top predictions for the 2020 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.

 
Champion Bracket Chemistry




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

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


2 champion  Bracket Physics

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

Mary-Claire King, for the discovery ofBRCA1 Linkage and confirmation of an inherited risk of cancer


Champion Bracket Physiology or Medicine

Congratulations to these researchers! 


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 5, 11:30 a.m. CEST at the earliest
    The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday, October 6, 11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest 
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday, October 7, 11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest 
    The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. CEST
    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday, October 12, 11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest
    The Nobel Prize in Literature -  Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. CEST at the earliest
    Times listed are local time in Sweden.

  2. See what others are predicting for this year's Nobel Prizes. 
    The 2020 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates

  3. Check back here on Keyed In  on October 13 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:
    2019 Predictions
    2018 Predictions

    2017 Predictions
    2016 Predictions
    2015 Predictions
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