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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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  • 11 tasks
  • 1,080 participants
  • 1,500 XP

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! In this project, you get to explore patterns and trends in over 100 years worth of Nobel Prize winners. 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.

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The dataset used in this project is from The Nobel Foundation on Kaggle.

Project Tasks

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

Senior Data Scientist at King (Activision Blizzard)

I'm a Data Scientist at King (Activision/Blizzard) and previously I've been an instructor at DataCamp. I once did a PhD in Cognitive Science at Lund University. I'm passionate about Bayesian statistics, good graphs and free coffee. Follow me @rabaath on Twitter or check out my blog, Publishable Stuff.

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    Data ManipulationData VisualizationImporting & Cleaning Data