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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Nobel Prize Gossip

 
Alex Palazzo has a wonderful and very complete list of potential Nobel Prize winners [Gaze into the crystal ball - Nobel Prize Gossip].

What do you think? Get involved in the debate on The Daily Transcript. My vote goes to James Till and Ernest McCulloch, but I may be a bit biased. I hope Alex is also rooting for the Canucks.

The Physiology & Medicine Prize will be announced on Monday, October 8th and the Chemistry Prize will be announced on Wednesday, October 10th.

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  1. Oddly, though Nobel was an inventor and the prize is worded so you can't get a prize for mere theoretical advances (which is why specialized string theorists are currently out), Palazzo discounts full genome sequencing on the account of "[N]ot really a discovery".

    [Nobel's will] The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: one part to the person who shall have made the most important discovery or invention within the field of physics; one part to the person who shall have made the most important chemical discovery or improvement; one part to the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine; one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction; and one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.

    Lots of leeway if they have managed to leverage the conditions in the interpretation that the awards are founded on, or reroute the prize to another area such as Chemistry.

    I'm not so sure about the claim on political statements either. In any case not rejecting stemcells for consideration would be the "neutral" action, wouldn't it?

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  2. My boss is on that list! Woooo!!!

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  3. I hope it is Tony Hunter and Pawson.........

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