Nobel Prizes

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Nobel Prize winners William N. Lipscomb, Lawrence Professor of Chemistry, and MIT professor Samuel C.C. Ting remain in Sweden after receiving their Nobel awards at a ceremony last Friday. They are two of seven men who received the awards in the American sweep of this year's Nobel Prizes.

Lipscomb, who received the $160,000 Nobel prize for his work in borane chemistry, is expected to return to Cambridge later this week.

Protests against Milton Friedman, University of Chicago economist and this year's recipient of the Economics award, interrupted the ceremony. Demonstrators accused Friedman of supporting the right-wing military government in Chile, an accusation he disputes.

This year's ceremony was the first time the Nobel Foundation awarded all the prizes to citizens of one country. In addition to prizes in chemistry and economics, awards were given in physics, medicine and literature.