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"After tortuous months, we arrived in Stockholm... We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person." Fleeing from the Nazi regime, German-Jewish writer Nelly Sachs arrived in Sweden in 1940 and began a new life as a translator and writer. #WeRemember 

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On this day in 1970 Arthur Ashkin published 'Acceleration and Trapping of Particles by Radiation Pressure' and demonstrated that lasers could be used to trap, hold and move tiny particles in space. He was awarded the physics prize in 2018 for the optical tweezers.

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Together with BBC, we are proud to present a podcast series featuring members of the younger generation who are walking in the footsteps of #NobelPrize  laureates. Don't miss out! Take a listen to part 1 of Generation Change:

"It is always important to find out what you really want to know. Imagine research as a journey deep into mountains to find the origin of the mysterious river." Happy 80th birthday to medicine laureate Tasuku Honjo. Read his six Cs for being a scientist:

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"A theory in natural science cannot be without experimental foundations; physics, in particular, comes from experimental work." - Co-discoverer of the J/psi particle, Samuel C.C. Ting. Photo: Ting with his research team at Brookhaven Laboratory.

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In August 1976, during the Northern Irish Troubles, MaireadCorrigan’s sister’s three children were killed in Belfast. Betty Williams witnessed the tragedy and with Corrigan she founded a peace organisation to bring an end to the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland.

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"I had a teacher that didn't like me and I didn't like him. At the end of the year he decided to fail me. The ironic thing is that the topic was chemistry. I have the distinction of being the only chemistry laureate who failed the topic in high school!" - Tomas Lindahl, 84 today!

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BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. #NobelPrize  #NobelPeacePrize 

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BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2021 #NobelPrize  in Physics to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.”

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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 2021 #NobelPrize  in Literature is awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”

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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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