Three U.S. scientists won the Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have revolutionised research in areas from drugs to solar energy.
The wheel of history has come full circle for Otto Meyerhof (1884-1951), a biochemist who was once the pride of Germany as a Nobel laureate, then a Jewish refugee, and now rehabilitated and honored by his native country.
Dan Shechtman remembers the day he was kicked out of a research group because of the theory that last week won him the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Although warm and effusive in their congratulations, Israeli officials fear President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize could limit his options on Iran.
By this point in the summer, I know that my devoted Tommywood readers are all wondering the same thing -- be they sitting by the pool at the Sociét? des Bains de Mer in Monte Carlo, on their yachts sailing off the coast of Turkey or schvitzing in their New York apartments or Los Angeles homes.
They all want to know: How is he going to come up with another column about Hungarians?
When David J. Gross, a winner of this year's Nobel Prize in physics, was asked whether he was Jewish, he told a reporter, "What do you think? Of course!" The same affirmative answer applied to five out of six 2004 science Nobel Laureates. Two are Israelis, three are Americans -- all from Southern California universities -- and two of these Americans have close ties to Israel.