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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
#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:
"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:
“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.
“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:
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.
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