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  • Israel, others urged to join chemical arms treaty

    December 10, 2013 | 9:34 am

    Israel, Egypt and North Korea should renounce chemical weapons, especially after Syria joined the convention banning them and three other nations plan to do so, the chief of an international watchdog said on Tuesday.

    Ahmet Uzumcu, head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning...

  • Scientists who took chemistry into cyberspace win Nobel Prize

    October 9, 2013 | 10:18 am

    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 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, awarding the prize of 8...

  • Award named for Nobel laureate

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 3, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    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.

    A particularly interested witness to this process is...

  • What is it about Israel that wins Nobels?

    October 11, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    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.

    “Read this book. What you say is impossible,” the group leader at the National Bureau of Standards in Maryland, where Shechtman was...

  • Obama’s Nobel Prize, Israel’s problem?

    October 12, 2009 | 5:16 pm

    Although warm and effusive in their congratulations, Israeli officials fear President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize could limit his options on Iran.

    They argue that Obama, having won the prestigious award for restoring the role of diplomacy in international affairs, may be more inclined...

  • Roast for Richard; A Wish Is Granted; And the World Tastes Good; New Faces X 2

    By Norma Zager

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roast for Richard
    City of Hope honored civic leader and philanthropist Richard S. Ziman at a toast and roast Sept, 14. Ziman was presented with City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award and President's Award for his longstanding commitment to the advancement of science and the care of...
  • Tommywood - Hungary Minds

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Five Jews Nab Nobel Science Wins

    By Tom Tugend

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    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...