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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…

Sagittarius A: The mysterious crater in the middle of the Milky Way

March 27, 2022

One of the recipients of the 2020 Nobel Prize is Andrea Guess, an American researcher. Andrea and her colleague Renard Gazelle won the award for discovering an unknown object in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, which includes our Earth. That unknown object was nothing else. A black hole or black hole. Sagittarius AOur…

Cherenkov radiation

December 4, 2021

The light produced by charged particles as light travels through a transparent medium at a speed faster than the speed of light in that medium. Although the speed of light in a vacuum is a universal constant (c = 299,792,458 m / s), the velocity of an object can be considerably slower because it slows…

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….