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 Understanding a Pointless Universe: Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Steven Weinberg is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the ... More


Prejudice and pride

Gordon Fraser

in Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with the prestige of the Nobel Prize. It then describes Salam's receipt of the prize and the condemnation he received from his own country of Pakistan. It is argued that although ... More


Max Perutz and the SPSL

Georgina Ferry

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on Austrian-born molecular biologist Max Perutz (1914–2002). Perutz was one of twenty scientific refugees from continental Europe who went on to win Nobel Prizes. A chemist and ... More


Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Martin Ceadel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Sir Norman Angell, pioneer both of international relations as a distinct discipline and of the theory of globalization, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of the 20th century's leading ... More


The Nobel Prize and the last years at Harvard

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

As soon as Julian Schwinger burst upon the stage, one could hardly doubt that a Nobel Prize was in the offing. Certainly, after his solution of the problems of quantum electrodynamics in the late ... More


The war years in the United States

Charles P. Enz

in No Time to be Brief: A scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198564799
eISBN:
9780191713835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564799.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with a description of Pauli’s stay in Princeton. It details his experiences in the U.S. during the Second World War, the papers he published, and his receipt of the Nobel Prize in ... More


A turban in Stockholm

Gordon Fraser

in Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the life of Abdus Salam. He was born in British India and was a subject of George V, who was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Emperor of India. In 1947, what ... More


Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Gordon Fraser

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His ... More


Our show is going famously: World War One

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the life of William Lawrence Bragg during World War I. It begins with a description of Bragg's military career. It then describes his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1915. The ... More


Nobel Prize Speculation

Peter Mansfield

in The Long Road to Stockholm: The Story of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - An Autobiography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664542
eISBN:
9780191758461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664542.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, History of Physics

The American Journal “Diagnostic Imaging” speculated about who might be awarded the Nobel Prize for magnetic resonance imaging in 1993. Many people were canvassed for there views in the States and ... More


Volatility and Time Series Econometrics: Essays in Honor of Robert Engle

Tim Bollerslev, Jeffrey Russell, and Mark Watson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549498
eISBN:
9780191720567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549498.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Robert Engle received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2003 for his work in time series econometrics. This book contains 16 original research contributions by some of the leading academic researchers ... More


Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Graeme K. Hunter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book is a biography of William Lawrence Bragg, who was only twenty-five when he won the 1915 Nobel Prize in physics — the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize. It describes how Bragg ... More


Post-war separation: Manchester and London

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00018
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Wartime Nobel Prizes were honoured in Sweden in 1920, but William declined because ‘several Germans are going’. Lawrence returned to Cambridge, met Alice Hopkinson, but was appointed to succeed ... More


The Middle Years 1929–1950

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It was the year 1929 in which the first of William Faulkner's great novels, The Sound and The Fury, was published. It was also the year in which he married Estelle Oldham and thereby, reentered ... More


Epilogue

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William moved to the Royal Institution (Ri), finding contentment in its unique atmosphere. He pioneered radio science broadcasts and oversaw continuing research. Gwendoline died in 1929, but ... More


Myron S. Scholes: 1941–: Professor of Derivatives

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter traces the major role of Myron Scholes in the development of investment derivatives.


Herta Müller

Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This volume is a critical companion to the works of Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. Müller (1953-) is a Romanian-German novelist, essayist and producer of collages ... More


“In Conflict with Itself”: The Nobel Prize Address in Faulknerian Contexts

James B. Carothers

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By the time William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, critics who initially could not understand his textual experiments had hit their stride. This chapter argues that ... More


A Nobel For Dylan?

Gordon Ball

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his 1895 will, Alfred Nobel specified that in literature the work must be “the most outstanding...of an idealistic tendency”; and that “during the preceding year” the honoree must “have conferred ... More


The Long Road to Stockholm: The Story of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - An Autobiography

Peter Mansfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664542
eISBN:
9780191758461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664542.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, History of Physics

This book describes the author's life from the age of 5 in 1939 through to 2010. The first chapter describes his evacuation to Devon during the blitz and following the V1 and V2 attacks on London. At ... More


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