Tag: chemist

The 2022 chemistry laureate Barry Sharpless just became the fifth individual to be awarded two Nobel Prizes.

October 8, 2022

Sharpless is following in the footsteps of double Nobel Prize laureates John Bardeen (physics 1956 and 1972), Marie SkÅ‚odowska Curie (physics 1903, chemistry 1911), Linus Pauling (chemistry 1954, peace 1962) and Frederick Sanger (chemistry 1958 and 1980). Both Sanger and Sharpless received their second Nobel Prize more than two decades after their first award. Barry…

Marie Curie – the legend

December 21, 2021

It would seem unbelievable to say that radioactive radiation is emitted from the body even years after death. But Marie Curie, a scientific genius, shocked scientists posthumously with her life as a gift. Sixty years after the remains of Marie Curie, who died in 1934, were exhumed in 1995, radioactive radiation was still intense. If…

Ernst Rutherford

September 1, 2021

August 30, marked the 150th birthday of Ernst Rutherford, the founder of nuclear physics. Ernst Rutherford was born in New Zealand on August 30, 1871, the son of farmer James Rutherford and Martha Thompson, and died in Cambridge on October 19, 1937. Wife: Mary Newton. Daughter: Eileen. Eileen’s husband is the famous physicist RH Fowler….