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Known as the Great Explainer, Richard Feynman was famous for his easy-to-understand explanations of complex scientific concepts. Today you can still learn from him thanks to the Feynman Lectures which are available online: #NobelPrize 

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#OnThisDay in 1997, Physics Laureate Arthur Ashkin published the review paper 'Optical trapping and manipulation of neutral particles using lasers'. The paper looked at the applications of his light trap, which he developed in the 70s. Read the paper:

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"I did not seek solitude. I found it. And from my solitude I think, work, and live – and I believe that I write and speak with almost infinite composure and resignation." 1989 Literature Laureate Camilo José Cela in his wise and beautiful Nobel Lecture:

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“I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.” #NobelPrize  laureate Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was one of the most outstanding X-ray crystallographers of her time. She determined the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12, and the 3D structure of insulin.

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“One day I was playing with the spectrometer and boy, did I get the full 15 kilovolts!” Have you ever had a science experiment gone wrong? In our recently published interview 2020 laureate Reinhard Genzel recounted his childhood forays into science:

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Literature Laureate Rabindranath Tagore visiting the forbidden city in Beijing, China in May 97 years ago. He was accompanied by the painter Nandalal Bose, translator Lin Huiyin and Chinese poet Xu Zhimo.

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"Our eureka moment didn't come out of the blue." Happy birthday to Sir Peter Ratcliffe, awarded the 2019 Medicine Prize for discovering how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

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BREAKING NEWS: The 2020 #NobelPrize  in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”

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BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP). #NobelPrize  #NobelPeacePrize 

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BREAKING NEWS: The 2020 #NobelPrize  in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

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BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2020 #NobelPrize  in Physics with one half to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.

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BREAKING 2016 #NobelPrize  in Literature to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great Am…

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BREAKING NEWS: The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” #NobelPrize 

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