Last week, researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine or physiology, and economics were honored with the 2013 Nobel Prizes for their contributions to the sciences. A list of Honored Laureates is below.
Dr. François Englert, Physics
Dr. Peter Higgs, Physics
Dr. Martin Karplus, Chemistry
Dr. Michael Levitt, Chemistry
Dr. Arieh Warshel, Chemistry
Dr. James E. Rothman, Physiology or Medicine
Dr. Randy W. Schekman, Physiology or Medicine
Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, Physiology or Medicine
Dr. Eugene F. Fama, Economic Sciences
Dr. Lars Peter Hansen, Economic Sciences
Dr. Robert J. Shiller, Economic Sciences
Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) offered the following statement.
"Congratulations to all of the 2013 Nobel Prize recipients. Their achievements highlight the remarkable impacts of sustained investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. I am proud to note that many of this year's recipients benefited from support by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institutes of Health. Unfortunately, we are mired in an unnecessary shutdown that is preventing vital research from continuing and is impeding American scientific pursuits. These awards provide an important reminder of the critical research supported by federal investments.