Monthly Archives: October 2018

Controversies and facts about Nobel Peace Prize winners

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded October 7, 2016, to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who became president in 2010 and signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono in September. The deal was hailed as an end to 52 years of war, which has cost the lives of at least […]

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Which scientists were robbed of a Nobel Prize?

Dr. Yellapragada Subba Row (1895–1948) was worth not just one, but arguably 4 Nobel Prizes. His work includes: Discovery of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) as the primary source of energy in the cell Based on Lucy Wills’ work, he synthesized Folic acid (Vitamin B9) He synthesized Methotrexate – still used as a chemotherapy agent for Cancer (with […]

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Which scientists deserved to win a Nobel Prize but never won?

Nobel Prize has the distinction of being the most sought after prize and the fame that it gives for the recipients is incredible. There are many prizes which are older than Nobel Prize (for e.g. Copley Medal of the Royal Society) and also which gives higher prize money than Nobel Prize (for e.g. Breakthrough Prize), […]

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Which professor advised most number of Nobel laureates?

Ernest RutherfordConsidered by many the bests experimentalist and the father of Nuclear Physics – Got a Nobel Prize in Chemistry!! It appears he trained eleven Nobel Prize winners during his lifetime – a record. His  students include:James Chadwick (Physics ’35)John Cockroft (Physics ’51)Edward Appleton (Physics ’47)Niels Bohr (Physics ’22)C.F. Powell (Physics ’50)Ernest Walton (Physics ’51)Patric […]

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What are some misconceptions about quantum physics?

Here are some I’ve heard or read, time and time again : Quantum physics is the physics of microscopic scale.This is true, but misleading. Quantum physics work at all scales, but we see quantum effects occur naturally when the action is low.In fact, nanophysics and meta-materials, and quantum information all involve endeavours to extend quantum properties […]

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What Is Quantum Mechanics?

Quantum mechanics is the body of scientific laws that describe the wacky behavior of photons, electrons and the other particles that make up the universe. Credit: agsandrew | ShutterstockBy Robert Coolman, Live Science Contributor | September 26, 2014 06:36pm ET Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics relating to the very small.  It results in what may appear to be some […]

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