The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is, as with most Nobel prizes, quite a big deal. Past laureates are a who’s who of economics—and starting in 2016, that list could include the inventor of Bitcoin. Assuming, of course, someone works out who that is.
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work on parasitic diseases. Thus begins the annual ritual that is Nobel Week—a period of frenzied anticipation and speculation that is the equivalent of March Madness for geniuses.