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Young or old... age no bar for THESE Nobel winners

October 10, 2014 16:04 IST

At the tender age of 17, Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest ever Nobel Laureate. The 17-year-old girl was shot because she was advocating women’s rights to receive an education in Pakistan.

Before her, the youngest ever to win the Nobel prize was Lawrence Bragg, 25, in 1915.

These winners clearly prove that age is no barrier to achieving great things in life:

1) Malala Yousafzai, 17

 

The teenager was awarded the honour for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. The 17-year-old girl was shot because she was advocating women’s rights to receive an education in the country.

2) Lawrence Bragg, 25

In 1915, a young Lawrence Bragg from Australia won the Nobel Prize in Physics along with his father Sir William Henry Bragg for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays. 

3) Leonid Hurwicz, 90

In 2007, Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz, an economist and mathematician, won the Nobel prize in Economic Sciences, making him the oldest Nobel prize winner. He won the award for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory.

4) Lloyd S Shapley, 89

Lloyd Stowell Shapley is a distinguished American mathematician and won the honour in 2012 for Economic Sciences. He was bestowed this honour for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.

 

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