2002

2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). 2002 was the first palindromic year since 1991 and the last until 2112. 2002 was also the International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains, and the National Science Year in the United Kingdom

News by month:
Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun
Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec
2002 in architecture
2002 in aviation
2002 in architecture
2002 in film
2002 in literature
2002 in music
2002 in science
2002 in sports
2002 in television
2002 in memoriam
2002 in Canada
Years:
1999 2000 2001 - 2002 - 2003 2004 2005
Decades:
1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s
Centuries:
20th century - 21st century - 22nd century

1 Events

2 Years in topic

3 Births

4 Deaths

5 Nobel Prizes

6 External Links

Table of contents

Events

January

February

March

May

June

July

October

December

Years in topic

Births

Deaths

For more deaths see: Deaths in 2002

January

February

March-April

May

June

July-September

October-December

Nobel Prizes

  • Peace: Jimmy Carter, 39th US president "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."
  • Literature: Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history".
  • Economic Sciences:
    • Daniel Kahneman (Princeton University, USA) "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty".
    • Vernon L. Smith (George Mason University, USA) "for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms"
  • Chemistry:
  • Physics:
    • Raymond Davis Jr (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA) and Masatoshi Koshiba (International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan) "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos"
    • Riccardo Giacconi (Associated Universities Inc., Washington DC, USA) "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources"
  • Physiology or Medicine:

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