By István Hargittai
"The Nobel Prizes take pleasure in huge, immense status in the course of the international. each year, technology is propelled into the limelight, and in October, whilst the prizes are introduced, and December, once they are offered at a rite in Stockholm, a selected few scientists collect big name prestige and their technology gets extensive insurance within the information media. First presented in 1901, the Nobel Prize continues to be the single technology prize well known through the final public." "What type of scientists develop into Nobel laureates? How are they selected? Are there positive factors universal to them, and to their prize-winning learn? those forms of questions have lengthy intrigued Istvan Hargittai and looking solutions, he all started interviewing Nobel prize-winning scientists approximately their careers. a few 70 laureates, and an identical variety of different individual scientists, were interviewed, so much of them through the past due Nineteen Nineties, and the result's this book." "Written for a basic readership, the line to Stockholm illuminates the character of clinical discovery, the Nobel Prize choice procedure, the standards universal to award-winning examine, and the results of the Nobel Prize on technology itself. listed here are tales of scientists who overcame adversity, finally to win the Prize; insights into the significance of the laureate's mentor in previous lifestyles, and into the importance of the positioning the place prize-winning study is conducted; and quite a few responses to the query: what first became you to technology? No much less attention-grabbing are the well-publicised examples of deserving (in many eyes) scientists who weren't offered the Nobel Prize, and Professor Hargittai devotes a bankruptcy to them."--BOOK JACKET. learn more... The Nobel Prize and Sweden -- The Nobel Prize and nationwide politics -- Who wins Nobel Prizes? -- Discoveries -- Overcoming adversity -- What grew to become you to technological know-how? -- Venue -- Mentor -- altering and mixing fields -- Making an effect -- Is there existence after the Nobel Prize? -- Who didn't win -- Nobel laureates within the sciences, 1901-2001
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Forest R. 28 On the same day that Science—The Endless Frontier was released to the public, Senator Warren G. Magnuson, Washington Democrat, introduced legislation based on the Bush Report to create a National Research Foundation. Four days later Senator Kilgore released his bill for a National Science Foundation. 29 The most contentious issue throughout the course of the debate was governance of the proposed foundation. Would it be controlled by a board of outside scientists and thus insulated from political pressures as called for in the Magnuson bill, or would power and responsibility rest in a presidentially Biology at the “Endless Frontier” appointed director responsive to political and social concerns as Kilgore advocated?