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A Visual History of Nobel Prize Winners

Explore a dataset from Kaggle containing a century's worth of Nobel Laureates. Who won? Who got snubbed?

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Project Description

The Nobel Prize is perhaps the world's most well known scientific award. Every year it is given to scientists and scholars in chemistry, literature, physics, medicine, economics, and peace. The first Nobel Prize was handed out in 1901, and at that time the prize was Eurocentric and male-focused, but nowadays it's not biased in any way. Surely, right? Well, let's find out! What characteristics do the prize winners have? Which country gets it most often? And has anybody gotten it twice? It's up to you to figure this out. The [dataset](https://www.kaggle.com/nobelfoundation/nobel-laureates) used in this project is from The Nobel Foundation on Kaggle.

Project Tasks

  1. 1
    The most Nobel of Prizes
  2. 2
    So, who gets the Nobel Prize?
  3. 3
    USA dominance
  4. 4
    USA dominance, visualized
  5. 5
    What is the gender of a typical Nobel Prize winner?
  6. 6
    The first woman to win the Nobel Prize
  7. 7
    Repeat laureates
  8. 8
    How old are you when you get the prize?
  9. 9
    Age differences between prize categories
  10. 10
    Oldest and youngest winners
  11. 11
    You get a prize!
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Data ManipulationData VisualizationImporting & Cleaning Data
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Rasmus Bååth

Senior Data Scientist at King (Activision Blizzard)
Rasmus Bååth is a Senior Data Scientist at King. Previously, he was an instructor and Curriculum Lead for Projects at DataCamp. He has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Lund University in Sweden. Follow him at @rabaath on Twitter or on his blog, Publishable Stuff.
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