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On 23 February 1987 the supernova SN 1987A became visible from the earth. Approximately ten million billion neutrinos from supernova SN 1987A reached physicist Masatoshi Koshiba's water tank, of which his research group detected 12, confirming theories of supernovae.
CAT scans, or CT scans, can be used today to generate three-dimensional views of all the organs in the body. Their development earned Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield the #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine in 1979, and revolutionised modern medicine.
American mathematician John Nash in reflective mood in his office @Princeton University, #OTD in 2001. A few months later, scenes from a film about his life - 'A Beautiful Mind' with @russellcrowe - were filmed on the campus. Nash received the 1994 Prize in Economic Sciences.
When it comes to the smallest components of our universe, our usual understanding of the world ceases to apply. We have entered the realm of quantum physics. In the 1970s David Wineland designed ingenious experiments to study quantum phenomena when matter and light interact.
“One of the great joys of research is the act of discovery … when our original ideas are turned upside down and we suddenly have to rearrange how we view the world.” In his banquet speech, economist Edward Prescott spoke about the wonder of discovery:
“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.
"Literature speaks with everyone individually – it is personal property that stays inside our heads. And nothing speaks to us as forcefully as a book, which expects nothing in return, other than that we think and feel." Which books speak to you?
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.
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