2021 October Madness: Announcement of Champions

by Janelle Simmons | Oct 01, 2021

After collecting public nominations and four rounds of voting, we're ready to announce your top predictions for the 2021 Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine. Congratulations to these researchers!

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

Omar M. Yaghi and Makoto Fujita, for the development of metal-organic frameworks/coordination polymers and reticular chemistry; for pioneering reticular chemistry.


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

Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, for her work on the discovery of pulsars, one of the major astronomical discoveries of the 20th century


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

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, for the idea to harness the power of mRNA to fight disease and the discovery and commercialization of mRNA vaccines


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 4, 11:30 a.m. CEST at the earliest
    The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday, October 5, 11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest 
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday, October 6, 11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest 
    The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. CEST
    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday, October 11, 11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest
    The Nobel Prize in Literature -  Thursday, October 7, 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 2021 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:
    2020 Predictions
    2019 Predictions
    2018 Predictions
    2017 Predictions
    2016 Predictions
    2015 Predictions
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