The Road to Stockholm. Nobel prizes, sciences, and scientists (Relié)

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  • Paru le : 15/03/2002
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THE NOBEL PRIZES enjoy enormous prestige throughout the world. Every year, science is propelled into the limelight, and in October, when the prizes are... > Lire la suite
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THE NOBEL PRIZES enjoy enormous prestige throughout the world. Every year, science is propelled into the limelight, and in October, when the prizes are announced, and December, when they are awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm, a chosen few scientists acquire celebrity status and their science receives wide coverage in the news media. First awarded in 1901, the Nobel Prize remains the only science prize widely recognized by the general public. What sort of scientists become Nobel laureates? How are they chosen? Are there features common to them, and to their prize-winning research? These sorts of questions have long intrigued Istvàn Hargittai and seeking answers, he began interviewing Nobel prize-winning scientists about their careers. Some 70 laureates, and a similar number of other distinguished scientists, have been interviewed, most of them during the late 1990s, and the result is this remarkable book. Written for a general readership, The Road to Stockholm illuminates the nature of scientific discovery, the Nobel Prize selection process, the factors common to award-winning research, and the effects of the Nobel Prize on science itsel£ Here are stories of scientists who overcame adversity, eventually to win the Prize; insights into the importance of the laureate's mentor in earlier life, and into the significance of the location where prize-winning research is carried out; and a variety of responses to the question: what first turned you to science? No less fascinating are the well-publicised examples of deserving (in many eyes) scientists who were not awarded the Nobel Prize, and Professor Hargittai devotes a chapter to them. Here, then, is an absorbing account of science, scientists, and a Prize created a hundred years ago to reward those who, in the words of Alfred Nobel's Will, 'during the previous year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.'
    • The Nobel Prize and Sweden
    • The Nobel Prize and national politics
    • Who wins Nobel Prizes ?
    • Discoveries
    • Overcoming adversity
    • What turned you to science? Venue
    • Mentor
    • Changing and combining
    • Making an impact
    • Is there life after the Nobel Prize ?
    • Who did not win
  • Date de parution : 15/03/2002
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN : 0-19-850912-X
  • EAN : 9780198509127
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 342 pages
  • Poids : 0.755 Kg
  • Dimensions : 16,3 cm × 24,2 cm × 3,3 cm

Biographie d'Istvan Hargittai

Istvan Hargittai is Professor of Chemistry at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and Research Professor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Eötvös University. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and member of the Academia Europaea. He has honorary doctorates from Moscow University and the University of North Carolina. He has lectured in some 30 countries and taught as a visiting professor at several universities in the USA. He has published extensively on structural chemistry and on symmetry-related topics. His books include Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Chemists and Candid Science II: Conversations with Famous Biomedical Scientists. In December 2001, Professor Hargittai was invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm to deliver a lecture on the subject of this book.

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