We looked inside some of the tweets by @NobelPrize and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Rankings (sorted by number of followers)
63. in category Event
"It seems obvious to me to use words as best as I can in teaching myself and my coworkers. The words are important in science, as much as we might deny it, as much as we might claim that they just represent some underlying material reality." Happy birthday to Roald Hoffmann!
From homeless street urchin to successful scientist and Nobel Laureate. Mario Capecchi, born 1937, spent years on the streets in Italy and nearly died of malnutrition in a hospital. He was awarded the 2007 Medicine Prize. Read Capecchi’s story: https://bit.ly/2JW6ek1
Today marks the 101st birthday of Nelson Mandela, a man who believed in human rights for all. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was South Africa's first black president. 'Madiba', as he was affectionately known, is among the great heroes of history. #MandelaDay
"People’s talk and the stories they tell have been engraved on my heart, and some of them have flown into my pen." Today we remember Literature Laureate Shmuel Agnon, born #OTD 1888. Photo: Agnon with his co-laureate Nelly Sachs at the Nobel festivities, December 1966.
Remembering the inventor of the phase contrast microscope: Frits Zernike, born on this day 131 years ago. The phase contrast microscope became important in the study of living cells. Zernike was awarded the 1953 Physics Prize for his invention. Photo courtesy: @univgroningen
"I had a teacher that didn't like me and I didn't like him. At the end of the year he decided to fail me. The ironic thing is that the topic was chemistry. I have the distinction of being the only Chemistry Laureate who failed the topic in high school!" - Tomas Lindahl.
Remembering Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman who was born #OTD 1922. Lederman, Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger were awarded the 1988 Physics Prize for creating a beam of neutrinos using a high-energy accelerator and for proving the existence of the muon neutrino.
#OTD, 14 July 1867, Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite for the first time at the Merstham Quarry in England. He set fire to sticks of it, threw packets of the explosives from a cliff, and detonated it in various ways to demonstrate both what it could do and its safety.
Albert Einstein met fellow Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore at his home in Berlin #OTD in 1930. The two distinguished minds explored the concepts of science, religion, consciousness, and philosophy. Read an excerpt from their conversation: https://bit.ly/2JprgmD
In 1924 Albert Einstein predicted a new state of matter, the Bose-Einstein Condensate on the basis of calculations by Satyendra Nath Bose (right). 70 years later Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman achieved this extreme state of matter. Their resulting paper was published #OTD in 1995.
Happy 84th birthday to chemist Ei-ichi Negishi! Negishi began developing chemical reactions in which carbon atoms are bound together so that new compounds are created. The reactions create cross couplings between carbon atoms, with the metal palladium as a catalyst.