Remembering Charles Townes
The Planetary Society (blog)
Chemical lasers that can knock out an incoming missile. And the semiconductor lasers that read the microscopic pits on a DVD, scan ... It's the maser that got him his Nobel Prize. Townes eventually tired of researching lasers. He figured there were ...
Yves Chauvin, Chemist Sharing Nobel Prize, Dies at 84
New York Times
Yves Chauvin, who shared the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for deciphering a “green chemistry” reaction now used to make pharmaceuticals and plastics more efficiently while generating less hazardous waste, died on Tuesday in Tours, France. He was 84.
Teacher who helped set up Young Science Exhibition
Born in Wolverhampton, where his parents, Doris and Harry, ran a successful book and stationery shop he attended school at Tettenhall College, where a notable past pupil, Sir Arthur Harden, had won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1929. Growing up ...
The Right Chemistry: Take care, and leave telomere length's connection to ...
The Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 2009 was awarded to Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak (a McGill graduate) for their work on telomeres. That work, though, had nothing to do with the dietary supplement being promoted.