Tag: Nobel Prizes

Take that, whippersnapper!

[podcast]https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/11/Aging-Scientists.mp3[/podcast] The great Albert Einstein once famously said that “a person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.” Normally, I’d be the last to argue with Einstein: but just this once, I’m glad to say, it appears he was wrong. To be fair, his …

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A quiz with only one possible answer

Q. Which former guest of honor at the World Science Fiction Convention (in 1987) went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? A. Dorothy Lessing.

How to add two years to your lifespan:

It’s easy. All you have to do is win a Nobel Prize. OK, maybe not that easy…

Canadian Nobel laureates

This is the time of year when the Nobel Prizes for science are awarded, and while there haven’t been any Canadian winners this year, for a small country, Canada has been well represented in the awards in the past few years–and can lay claim to one of the most important discoveries in medicine earlier this …

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