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When Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig stayed home with his baby, he had an insight that led to his ‪#‎NobelPrize‬

"...I went through a very depressing period after leaving Bell. My then-wife and I had just had a baby. I stayed home as a house husband, trying to figure out what to do next. Should I go to med school? Become a gourmet chef? I didn’t have any plan except to stop making microscopes.
Astonishingly, a couple of months after quitting, an insight came to me about how to make the microscope finally work. It came while I was pushing my child’s stroller. The idea involved isolating individual molecules and measuring their distance. I wrote this up in a three-page paper, which would later be noted by the Nobel Committee as one reason for giving me the prize."

http://nyti.ms/1UiAFuo
Dr. Betzig was one of three scientists given the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 for a new class of microscope, capping a quest that started in 1982.
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Raoul Wallenberg Day, 27 August
Swedish Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was nominated for the #NobelPeacePrize in 1948 and 1949 for his efforts to rescue Hungarian Jews during World War II. In 1944 he established "protected houses" flying the flags of neutral countries, where jews could be protected from deportation to concentration camps.
In 1945, he was arrested by Soviet authorities in Hungary and sent to prison in the Soviet Union. It is assumed that he died in prison in 1947. The nominators emphasized that the Nobel Peace Prize could contribute to hasten his release. They had enclosed a statement from an investigating committee saying that Wallenberg in all likelihood was alive. Wallenberg was never awarded a #NobelPrize.
You can find out who nominated him in the Nomination database that covers all nominations between 1901 and 1965: http://goo.gl/po1Lqm

(Passport photograph of Raoul Wallenberg. Sweden, June 1944.)
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Last week Malalas’ father proudly presented his daughter’s top grades at Twitter. Another Nobel Laureate, John Gurdon, did not get as good grades as Malala – not when he was 15 anyway.

“It was during his first term of being taught Science at the school, at the age of 15, that he received a totally damning report from the Biology master (see image). /-/ The report, sent to his housemaster, resulted in him being taken off any further study of Science of any kind at the school. For the rest of his school days, for the next three years, he was given no Science teaching and was placed in a class which studied Ancient Greek, Latin and a modern language, a course intended for those judged to be unsuited for studying any subject in depth.”
Read more from Gurdon’s autobiography: http://goo.gl/6k1WnE
‪#‎NobelPrize‬ motivation: "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
Field: genetics

(Photo of Sir John B. Gurdon in his laboratory kindly provided by Wellcome Library, London.)
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Just continue to what yo know and it an truth.
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Medicine Laureates Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and May-Britt Moser discuss the challenges women face in the male-dominated world of science and how they broke through the glass ceiling:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/spiegel-interview-with-two-female-nobel-prize-recipients-a-1047838.html

Nüsslein-Volhard was awarded the ‪#‎NobelPrize‬ in 1995 for discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development and May-Britt Moser in 2014 for discoveries of a positioning system, an "inner GPS" in the brain.
In a SPIEGEL interview, Nobel Prize for medicine recipients Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and May-Britt Moser discuss the challenges women face in the male-dominated world of science and how they broke through the glass ceiling.
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Image from Medicine Laureate Ronald Ross’ notebook 20 August 1897 when he found the “pigmented bodies” in mosquitoes that he later identified as malaria parasites.

Critically arranging his experiments, he caused mosquitoes that were hatched from larvae in the laboratory, to bite malarious patients, and endeavored to follow the parasite in the body of the mosquitoes. The results of the first two years' labor, although assiduous and scrupulous, gave little promise of success. But in August 1897, all at once he made vast progress towards his aim. While experimenting with another, less common species of mosquito, in the wall of its stomach he found bodies that very probably were an evolutionary stage of the human malarial parasite.

Ross’ Nobel Lecture “Researches on malaria” is 112 pages of fascinating reading from 1902 – or “honest, dryly hilarious, & insightful!” as @emilyjanedennis wrote: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1902/ross-lecture.pdf

Ross was awarded the 1902 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine "for his work on malaria, by which he has shown how it enters the organism and thereby has laid the foundation for successful research on this disease and methods of combating it".
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Че он так пишет как курица лапой
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Maria Goeppert Mayer was often asked why girls needed to study science. Sometimes she answered with a counter question: “Do girls only have to learn how to read just to study cook books?”

Descending on her father's side from six generations of professors, Maria was determined to become the seventh professor in her family. In the early 1930s, she passed her doctor's degree in theoretical physics and married the American physicist Joseph Mayer, who said : ”She was a terrible flirt – but lovely and brighter than any other girl I had ever met.”

In 1948 she began with research on how atomic nuclei are built up, including the so-called "magic numbers" that had long puzzled scientists. After only a year, in 1949, she finds the solution! Mayer could expalin why certain numbers of nucleons in a nucleus (2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 and 126) are extremely stable. In August 1948, her first paper summarizing the evidence for a shell model of the nucleus was published “On Closed Shells in Nuclei”.

Maria's contribution to nuclear physics is mathematics that connect the “magic numbers” in stable isotopes to a structural model of the nucleus. For example, this helps to predict which isotopes are best suited for production of nuclear energy.
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Is there anyone that can help me with spooky action at a distance. A way to transfer info at light year distances. Instantaneously. The two go together. from earth to mars. 
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The Dawes Plan
After World War I, when Germany was unable to pay the reparations to which the French felt entitled, French troops marched into and occupied the Ruhr. The result was the disruption of the entire production of Europe. Hatred of France flared up in Germany more violently than ever. Paralyzing despair spread among people of all European nations, and talk of the next war became more and more common. 
The Americans now felt obliged to try to help an international committee, headed by Charles Dawes,  was set up to assess Germany's situation. In 1924, the committee presented the Dawes Plan. Germany was granted American loans enabling it to pay compensation. In return, France ceased its occupation.
The importance of this plan was already evident from the fact that when it became apparent at the end of July, 1924, that it would be accepted by the Allied governments, confidence in the European economy immediately began to revive, and there was a consequent and marked improvement in the strength of European currency.
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He delayed the next war for 14 years. I guess that is something.
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The problem of the inventor's and scientist's social responsibility was taken up by Albert Einstein in a speech in 1945, after the atom bombs were dropped over Japan in August of that year. Einstein pointed out that the physicists in 1945 were in a situation which much resembled that in which Alfred Nobel once found himself. Einstein drew his conclusion from this: "Alfred Nobel invented an explosive more powerful than any then known -- an exceedingly effective means of destruction. To atone for this 'accomplishment' and to relieve his conscience, he instituted his award for the promotion of peace."
Whether Alfred Nobel really felt that in the same way, neither we nor Einstein could really know for sure. Alfred Nobel in any case never gave outward expression to any such sentiments. If he hid them deep in his heart, we shall never get to know.
(Photo from 1885 when Alfred Nobel was 52 years old. Nobel was the inventor of dynamite and his fortune was used posthumously to institute the Nobel Prizes – perhaps his most famous invention.)
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Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek: why we may be on the verge of a bigger discovery than the Higgs particle
http://www.spiegel.de/international/physicist-frank-wilczek-interview-about-beauty-in-physics-a-1048669.html

Frank Wilczek shared the 2004 ‪#‎NobelPrize‬ in Physics "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction".
Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek talks to SPIEGEL about the universe's extraordinary symmetry, the overlap between beauty and physics and why we may be on the verge of a bigger discovery than the Higgs particle.
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Well, the white bows are the main things - these magnificent masterpieces  are of the  top glory (for the girls, their moms, grannies...)
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Vitamin B12 is needed for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. You’ll find vitamin B12 naturally in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products.

#Onthisday 60 years ago, 20 August 1955, Dorothy Hodgkin and colleagues published the molecular structure of vitamin B12 in Nature. Hodgkin is awarded the 1964 #NobelPrize in Chemistry "for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances".
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Academic Ranking of World Universities​:
http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2015.html

and how the Nobel Prizes are weighted for Academic Ranking of World Universities: http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU-Methodology-2015.html
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#the academic life is my garden .
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