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No·bel Prize

(nō-bel' prīz),
Any one of a set of six annual international awards for extraordinary achievement; included are prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology, litrature, and medicine.
The world’s most prestigious award, which honours those who have made a significant discovery or contribution to humanity. Except for an interruption by World War II, it has been given annually since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace; it consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and prize money.

Nobel Prize

An award given to a person who has provided seminal thought and work in a particular area of human endeavor and has been recognized for that work by the Nobel Prize committee of the Swedish Academy; NPs are awarded in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Peace, Economics


Alfred B., Swedish chemist and philanthropist, 1833-1896.
nobelium (No) - an unstable transuranium element, atomic no. 102.
Nobel Prize - award to honor contributions to world peace, literature, economics, physiology, medicine, chemistry, and physics.
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Dr Oswald was born in Riga during the age of the Russian Empire, and in the database of Nobel Prize winners, he is listed under Germany, where he did much of his work.
The Glasgow-born scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1904 for his discovery of the noble gases - making him the first Brit to win the prize.
In 1969 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was created by the Bank of Sweden.
In 1954, Linus Pauling won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Lederman won the Nobel Prize in physics with two other scientists for discovering a subatomic particle called the muon neutrino.
The only country out of this general pattern was Sweden, which was found to have won twice as many Nobel Prizes as its chocolate consumption merits.
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We should be proud of one of ours has got the Nobel Prize for science.
Marie Sklodowska Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes.
It is ironic that the father of the current recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry won the prize in medicine ("Nobel prizes recognize things great and small," SN: 10/7/06, p.
To this day she remains the only woman to have won two Nobel Prizes and the first of only two people to have won Nobel Prizes in two fields (the second person was Linus Pauling).