Nobel Prize 2018 – Physics


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 more

2016 Nobel Prize – Peace

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 more

2016 Nobel Prize – Chemistry – Tiny Machines win

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 more

2016 Nobel Prize – Physics

The Nobel Prize for Physics is the one that contains the most well-known names, hence it can be argued is the highlight of the entire endeavour, but perhaps that observation is my personal and wholly subjective bias leaking out? I’d like to argue no. It is certainly the most important prize in the field of physics on … Read more

2016 Nobel Prize – Physiology or Medicine

Starting today, with the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, the 2016 award announcements have commenced. Each day this week they announce a different one and so the schedule is as follows … Mon 2nd Oct – Physiology or Medicine Tues 3rd Oct – Physics Wed 4th Oct – Chemistry Thur 5th Oct – Normally this is … Read more