Nobel prize in or for

  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    We almost always say 'for', but the official style uses 'in', so you'll see 'in' in encyclopaedia entries, for example.


    Senior Member

    entangledbank (#4) and Autumn Owl (#5) are of course quite right that the "official" usage - in English - of the Nobel Prize authorities is "in", rather than "for". It may be worth pointing out, however, that the Swedish preposition i, which stands in phrases such as "...prize in/for...", may be translated either way.


    Senior Member
    English-American/New England
    I think in the US most people say "in," not "for." I have met a few prize winners in physics, and they are always introduced (at talks) as having won "in."
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