In the late 1800s Camillo Golgi developed a staining method that revealed the inner beauty of the nervous system. Working in a time before photographs could be taken from microscopes, he and his contemporaries would draw the intricate structures they studied in fine detail.
Golgi was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine along with neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, whose own drawings to him resembled a forest of outstretched trees.
Image: by Camillo Golgi from Sulla fina anatomia degli organi centrali del sistema nervoso .
I beg to differ that it’s a man’s world for there are many women who have left indelible marks on humankind. .
Marie Skłodowska Curie changed the world not once but twice. She founded the new science of radioactivity – even the word was invented by her – and her discoveries launched effective cures for cancer. “Curie boasts an extraordinary array of achievements,” “She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person – note the use of person there, not woman – to win a second Nobel Prize.” Born in Warsaw, Curie studied physics at university in Paris where she met her future research collaborator and husband, Pierre. Together they identified two new elements: radium and polonium, named after her native Poland. After he died, she raised a small fortune in the US and Europe to fund laboratories and to develop cancer treatments.
Marie Curie was a woman of action as well as enormous intellect. During the First World War, she helped to equip ambulances with x-ray equipment, and often drove them to the front line herself. “The odds were always stacked against her” .
“In Poland her patriotic family suffered under a Russian regime. In France she was regarded with suspicion as a foreigner – and of course, wherever she went, she was discriminated against as a woman.” Despite becoming ill from the radioactive materials she constantly handled, Curie never lost her determination to excel in the scientific career that she loved. Her memory is preserved by the cancer society that bears her name and continues to help terminally ill patients all over the world.
Marie Curie, 1867–1934
Quando pronuncio la parola futuro, la prima sillaba già va nel passato. ⠀
Quando pronuncio la parola silenzio, lo distruggo. ⠀
Quando pronuncio la parola niente, creo qualche cosa che non entra in alcun nulla.
Die Zeit za "Ljuljačku daha" Herte Müller piše da je remek-djelo koje oduzuma dah. Dobitnica je Nobelove nagrade za književnost 2009.godine.
Herta Müller je rođena u Nitchidorfu, u Rumuniji 1953.godine. Studirala je germanistiku i rumunsku književnost na Univerzitetu u Temišvaru. Od 1987.godine živi u Berlinu kao spisateljica. Poznata je po svojim djelima koja vjerno prikazuju teror režima Nicolaea Ceausescua, povijest Nijemaca u Banatu i progon rumunskih Nijemaca koji je provodio staljinistički režim, a kasnije i rumunski komunistički režim, kao i po svojim esejima o posljedicama rata i svom izbjeglištvu u Njemačkoj. Dobila je brojne njemačke i meunarodne nagrade.
Got my signed copy of Nobel Laureates Prof Muhd Yunus book: A World of Three Zeroes . Very inspiring talk by this very inspiring man 😍 Last time I saw him was 8 years ago in Dhaka. #yunuscentre#nobelprize#socialbusiness
This is from an animation of a badass biologist — Elizabeth Blackburn 👩🏼🔬 — the only Australian woman to have won a Nobel prize.
And to break down the discovery that led to that Nobel, we need a ✨🔬 QUICK BIOLOGY INTERLUDE 🎶✨~
✨ Inside our cells, the ends of our chromosomes have special caps called telomeres, kind of like the plastic tip at the end of your shoelaces. 👟
Each time your DNA is copied and a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter, until a cell either dies or stops dividing forever 💀
Telomeres have been called a “molecular clock”… longer lives mean shorter telomeres… and they’re linked to just about every major disease of aging.✨
Okay, so Liz Blackburn discovered telomerase, an enzyme that adds new DNA to the ends of telomeres.
Since then, Liz and other scientists have found that heredity, chronic stress, domestic violence, depression, and even consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages are all linked to shortened telomeres.
It’s mind blowing to think that the effects of our, and others, behaviour and choices can affect us on a cellular level. So, real talk, put down that soda and take care of your telomeres.
So here is the problem with America, a Nobel Prize winning Economist has 114 followers and a vapid starlet has 115 million fans. If this bothers you consider reading “The Empire of Illusion: The end of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” by Chris Hedges #kimkardashian#nobelprize#robertshiller#WTF
“During peacetime a scientist belongs to the world,”
“But during wartime he belongs to his country.”
Dr. Fritz Haber, a German scientist, was responsible (along with German Chemist Carl Bosch) for synthesizing ammonia — a feat that was historically unsuccessful.
Synthetic ammonia, the main nitrogenous component of fertilizer, dramatically changed the world. Experts estimate that if this triumph of agricultural chemistry had not been discovered — and utilized —, the human population would be maxing out around 4 billion, as opposed to its current population nearing 8 billion.
This is where the story gets dark though.
The same guy who developed fertilizer, also created one of the first major weaponized chemicals: Chlorine Gas.
In WW1, Haber’s invention lead to death of nearly 100,000 people. In WW2, however, the numbers were much greater. This is because his team was also charged with the creation of Zyklon, a pesticide, and predecessor to Zyklon-B — the chemical of the holocaust.
Haber was Jewish.
Now part of the Bristol Old Vic theatre school, this building on Pembroke Road was once the home of Cecil Frank Powell, the British physicist who discovered proof of the existence of the pi-meson subatomical particle. For this he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1950.