Gicen the recent recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize I don't think it means very much. Such prizes should be retrospective - much like this one for chemistry, based on work done in the 80's. Even then there seems to be too much politics in the awarding. Besides, where IS the peace that most Nobel winners got their prizes for?
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from the article: Israel's Dan Shechtman receives Nobel Prize in chemistry