If you want to know about this year’s Nobel Peace winner, just jump around my preamble by scrolling down. What does it even mean? Unlike the science based award, the Nobel Peace prize is highly political. Sometimes they get it right, and sometimes very very wrong. Let’s mull over this for a bit. The “Peace” … Read moreNobel Prize 2018 – Peace
Normally I would be posting the details of the Nobel Prize for Literature about now, but this year there is no Nobel prize for Literature, it has been cancelled; what the heck is going on? There has been rather a lot of drama, what has been happening might even qualify at the plot of a … Read moreWhy is there no 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature?
Today it is the 3rd of the 4 Nobel awards scheduled for announcement this week – Chemistry. This one is interesting for three reasons. Those who did not win .. but should have. Dmitri Mendeleev created the periodic table, and so was perhaps the ideal candidate for the Nobel prize in Chemistry, but alas he was never granted it. … Read moreNobel Prize 2018 – Chemistry
This is about the 2nd of 4 prize announcements this week. Physics is perhaps the most popular of the Nobels. Many past physics winners are well-known names … Pierre and Marie Curie, Marconi, Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Hertz, Schrödinger, Fermi, Pauli, Bothe, Feynman and many more. Marie Curie won because Pierre Curie refused to accept unless full credit was also shared with Marie. She later went on to … Read moreNobel Prize 2018 – Physics
I was tempted to skip writing about the Nobel Peace prize. Rather obviously my primary interest has been the three big Nobel Prizes (Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry) that I wrote up earl;lier on in the week. The “Peace” prize however does perhaps deserve some attention, specifically because the entire endeavour is at times (if I may … Read more2016 Nobel Prize – Peace
And so today it is on to the third of the big three Nobel Prizes. The announcement of a Nobel award is always a surprise. If you ever hear about a claim that somebody was once nominated for a Nobel prize but did not actually win, then unless it was a nomination that is fifty … Read more2016 Nobel Prize – Chemistry – Tiny Machines win