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Who is the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate in Physics?
Sir William Lawrence Bragg was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer of Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. Bragg was, until October 2014, the youngest ever Nobel laureate; he won the prize in 1915 at the age of 25. He remains the youngest recipient of the Physics Prize.
Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?
Pulitzer and Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize and Order of the Smile
Nobel Prize and Rugby World Cup
Oscar and Nobel Prize
He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood, Shaw also won the Academy Award for best written screenplay in 1938.
Who discovered radioactivity?
Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.
What is the name of the discoverer of insulin, a Canadian physiologist and Nobel Prize winner?
Sir Frederick Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential. Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine. In 1934 he was knighted by King George V.
Who developed the first electron microscope?
Ernst Ruska was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for his work in electron optics. In 1931, he demonstrated that a magnetic coil could act as an electron lens, and used several coils in a series to build the first electron microscope in 1933.
What is the focus of Pugwash Conference?
disarmament and global security
The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs is an international organization that brings together scholars and public figures to work toward reducing the danger of armed conflict and to seek solutions to global security threats. It was founded in 1957 by Joseph Rotblat and Bertrand Russell. Rotblat and the Pugwash Conference jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 for their efforts on nuclear disarmament.
In what field did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?
Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War.
The dynamite patented by Alfred Nobel consisted of...
TNT and lignite
gunpowder and plastic mass
nitroglycerin and diatomaceous earth
nitroglycerin and ammonium nitrate
Alfred Nobel found that when nitroglycerin was incorporated in an absorbent inert substance like diatomaceous earth it became safer and more convenient to handle, and this mixture he patented in 1867 as "dynamite".
John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain and William Bradford Shockley received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 for the invention of:
The transistor heralded in the “Information Age” and paved the way for the development of almost every electronic device, from radios to computers to space shuttles. For their monumental “researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect,"4 Bardeen, Shockley and Brattain were presented with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956.
Where is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded?
No one knows for sure why the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Norway (accordingly to Nobel's will), as all the other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The Norwegian Nobel Committee speculates that Nobel may have considered Norway better suited to awarding the prize, as it did not have the same militaristic traditions as Sweden.