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No Rest for a Nobelist--Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman (1918–1988)
Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 (with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger) “for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles” 228 more words


6 Great Quotes by Nobel Prize Winners

“Boringly, I always repeat; read, read, read and don’t read the book coming in a stream of words on a screen, don’t depend on that, which you now have in your car and on your, god knows, your cell phone and everything. 200 more words

Kawabata's "Thousand Cranes"

Kawabata Yasunari (1899–1972) was the first (of two, though another one can’t be too many years off) Japanese writer to win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. 496 more words

Stephen O. Murray

New Web Site Devoted to Nobel Prize Winner Pearl S. Buck

A new Web site provides information on the life of author Pearl S. Buck. “The website … includes a guide that details the contents of the extensive collection (nearly 80 archival boxes), which includes manuscripts of Buck’s novels, non-fiction, children’s books and short stories, as well as articles, speeches and other materials.”

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Grass' Nobel Interview (1999)

A customary procedure in the rewarding of the Nobel Prize is a short interview regarding the work and life of the recipient.  Such is the case of… 262 more words

Günter Grass

The value of 'green' revisited

In several blogs, I have talked about the importance of ‘value’ and suggested there is a Nobel Prize waiting for someone, anyone who can work out how to add up economic value, social value and environmental value to get to a ‘total value’ concept.  388 more words


How a Nobel prize-winner thinks

Source: BBC

Get an insight into the mind of leading scientist Andre Geim, in this interview covering the beauty of complexity, what makes humans unique, and more. 96 more words