Nobel and Nobel Quotes

April 25, 2022: World Malaria Day is observed annually on April 25 to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year theme is “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.”

Malaria is a potentially fatal disease but used to be treated effectively with chloroquine and quinolines. In the 1960s, as a result of a failed attempt to globally eradicate the disease, the malaria parasite started developing resistance to these drugs and new treatments needed to be found. In 1964 China began confidential research into new antimalarials to tackle this challenge. A young scientist named Tu Youyou was asked to head up and build a research group searching for antimalarial drugs among traditional Chinese medicines. Her work led her to the plant Artemisia annua from which she extracted an active agent called artemisinin, or Qinghaosu (青蒿素) in Chinese. Today this antimalarial is used to treat millions across the globe. Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.”

April 23, 2022: Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Schleswig, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1918 for “in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta.” Max Planck received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1919.

April 22, 2022: Donald J. Cram was born on April 22, 1919 in Chester, Vermont, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987 with Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersen “for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity.”

April 21, 2022: Paul Karrer was born on April 21, 1889 in Moscow, Russia. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937 “for his investigations on carotenoids, flavins and vitamins A and B2.”

April 20, 2022: Kai M. Siegbahn was born on April 20, 1918 in Lund, Sweden. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1981 “for his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy.”

April 19, 2022: Glenn Theodore Seaborg was born on April 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, MI, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1951 with Edwin Mattison McMillan “for their discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements.” He was co-discoverer of plutonium and all further transuranium elements through element 102. Element 106, which was named Seaborgium in his honor while he was still living.

April 18, 2022: George H. Hitchings was born on April 18, 1905 in Hoquiam, Washington, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988 with Sir James W. Black and Gertrude B. Elion “for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment.”

April 16, 2022: Anatole France was born on April 16, 1844 in Paris, France. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature 1921 for “in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament.”

April 16, 2022

“Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, – there are always new worlds to conquer.” – Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829)

April 15, 2022: Johannes Stark was born on April 15, 1874 in Schickenhof, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1919 “for his discovery of the Doppler effect in canal rays and the splitting of spectral lines in electric fields.”

April 14, 2022: Alan G. MacDiarmid was born on April 14, 1927 in Masterton, New Zealand. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000 with Alan J. Heeger and Hideki Shirakawa “for the discovery and development of conductive polymers.”

April 12, 2022: Otto Fritz Meyerhof was born on April 12, 1884 in Hannover, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1922 “for his discovery of the fixed relationship between the consumption of oxygen and the metabolism of lactic acid in the muscle.”

April 12, 2022: The polio vaccine, developed by Jonas Salk, was declared ‘safe, effective and potent’ on 12 April 1955.

April 11, 2022

“In our science endeavor, the thrill of discovery is the real fuel for taking off but the flight becomes satisfactory and enjoyable when recognition by peers, perhaps the most significant reward, becomes evident.” – Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

April 10, 2022: Robert Burns Woodward, Grandfather of Organic Chemistry, was born on April 10, 1917 in Boston, MA, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1965 “for his outstanding achievements in the art of organic synthesis.”

April 8, 2022: Melvin Calvin was born on April 8, 1911 in St. Paul, MN, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1961 “for his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants.”

April 7, 2022: Makoto Kobayashi was born on April 7, 1944 in Nagoya, Japan. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 2008 with Toshihide Maskawa “for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature.”

April 6, 2022: Feodor Lynen was born on April 6, 1911 in Munich, Germany. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1964 with Konrad Bloch “for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.”

April 5, 2022

“When I came to General Electric, I was then 30 years old. I said to [my colleague John Fisher], ‘I’d really like to learn some physics. But I know I’m too old to make any discovery in physics because most physicists do that when they’re in their twenties.

And John said to me, ‘You’re not too old. You make discoveries when you’re learning. So if you start learning at thirty you can still make discoveries.’” – Ivar Giaever (1973 Physics Nobel Laureate)

April 5, 2022: Ivar Giaever was born on April 5, 1929 in Bergen, Norway. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1973 with Leo Esaki “for their experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively”.

April 3, 2022: Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov was born on April 3, 1896 in Saratov, Russia. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1956 with Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood “for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions.”

April 1, 2022: Joseph E. Murray was born on April 1, 1919 in Milford, MA, USA. Joseph Murray, an extraordinary plastic surgeon, opened a new era of medicine with the first successful human organ transplant. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1990 with E. Donnall Thomas “for their discoveries concerning organ and cell transplantation in the treatment of human disease.”

April 1, 2022: Richard Adolf Zsigmondy was born on April 1, 1865 in Vienna, Austrian Empire (now Austria). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1925 “for his demonstration of the heterogenous nature of colloid solutions and for the methods he used, which have since become fundamental in modern colloid chemistry.” He received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1926.

March 31, 2022: William Lawrence Bragg was born on March 31, 1890 in Adelaide, Australia. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics 1915 with his father Sir William Henry Bragg “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.” Lawrence was the youngest person (25 years old) awarded a Nobel Prize in the sciences. He carried out his Nobel Prize-awarded work when he was only 23, partly in collaboration with his father. After his pioneering contributions, Lawrence Bragg continued to be a central figure within his scientific field.

March 29, 2022: John R. Vane was born on March 29, 1927 in Tardebigg, United Kingdom. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1982 with Sune K. Bergström and Bengt I. Samuelsson “for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances.”

March 28, 2022: Corneille Jean François Heymans was born on March 28, 1892 in Ghent, Belgium. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1938 “for the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration.” He received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1939.

March 27, 2022: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was born on March 27, 1845 in Lennep (now Remscheid), Prussia (now Germany). He was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 for “in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him.”

March 26, 2022: Carl E. Wieman was born on March 26, 1951 in Corvallis, OR, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 2001 with Eric A. Cornell and Wolfgang Ketterle “for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates.”

March 26, 2022: Anthony J. Leggett was born on March 26, 1938 in London, United Kingdom. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 2003 with Alexei A. Abrikosov and Vitaly L. Ginzburg “for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids.”

March 26, 2022: Christian B. Anfinsen was born on March 26, 1916 in Monessen, PA, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1972 “for his work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation.”

March 26, 2022: Sir Bernard Katz was born on March 26, 1911 in Leipzig, Germany. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1970 with Ulf von Euler and Julius Axelrod “for their discoveries concerning the humoral transmitters in the nerve terminals and the mechanism for their storage, release and inactivation.”

March 25, 2022

“If my efforts have led to greater success than usual, this is due, I believe, to the fact that during my wanderings in the field of medicine, I have strayed onto paths where the gold was still lying by the wayside. It takes a little luck to be able to distinguish gold from dross, but that is all.” – Robert Koch (1905 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

Robert Koch, one of the founders of bacteriology, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1905 “for his investigations and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis.”

Selman Abraham Waksman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952 “for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis.”

March 24, 2022: John Cowdery Kendrew was born on March 24, 1917 in Oxford, United Kingdom. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1962 with Max Ferdinand Perutz “for their studies of the structures of globular proteins.”

March 24, 2022: Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt was born on March 24, 1903 in Bremerhaven-Lehe, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939 “for his work on sex hormones.” Adolf Butenandt was caused by the authorities of his country to decline the award but he later received the diploma and the medal.

March 24, 2022: Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus Debye was born on March 24, 1884 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1936 “for his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structure through his investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases.”

March 23, 2022: Hermann Staudinger, Father of Macromolecular Chemistry, was born on March 23, 1881 in Worms, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1953 “for his discoveries in the field of macromolecular chemistry.”

March 22, 2022: Burton Richter was born on March 22, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1976 with Samuel Chao Chung Ting “for their pioneering work in the discovery of a heavy elementary particle of a new kind.”

March 22, 2022: Robert Andrews Millikan was born on March 22, 1868 in Morrison, IL, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1923 “for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect.”

March 21, 2022: Walter Gilbert was born on March 21, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980 with Frederick Sanger “for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids.”

March 20, 2022: Erwin Neher was born on March 20, 1944 in Landsberg, Germany. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1991 with Bert Sakmann “for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells.”

March 19, 2022: Mario J. Molina was born on March 19, 1943 in Mexico City, Mexico. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995 with Paul J. Crutzen and F. Sherwood Rowland “for their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.”

March 19, 2022: Frédéric Joliot was born on March 19, 1900 in Paris, France. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935 with his wife Irène Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie) for “in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements.”

March 19, 2022: Walter Norman Haworth was born on March 19, 1883 in Chorley, United Kingdom. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937 “for his investigations on carbohydrates and vitamin C.”

March 18, 2022

“I consider the teaching and study of the historical development of science as indispensable….. Our textbooks fail in this respect.” – Richard Willstätter (1915 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

March 18, 2022

“I never undertook my experiments to see if I was right but to see how compounds behaved. This disposition accounts for my indifference to theories.” – Adolf von Baeyer (1905 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

March 18, 2022: Holi Greetings!

March 17, 2022: Walter Rudolf Hess was born on March 17, 1881 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1949 “for his discovery of the functional organization of the interbrain as a coordinator of the activities of the internal organs.”

March 16, 2022: Frederick Reines was born on March 16, 1918 in Paterson, NJ, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1995 “for the detection of the neutrino.”

March 15, 2022: Martin Karplus was born on March 15, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 with Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.”

March 15, 2022: The father of bone marrow transplantation E. Donnall Thomas, known as “Don” to his friends, was born on March 15, 1920 in Mart, TX, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1990 with Joseph E. Murray “for their discoveries concerning organ and cell transplantation in the treatment of human disease.”

March 15, 2022: Emil Adolf von Behring was born on March 15, 1854 in Hansdorf (now Lawice), Prussia (now Poland). He was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1901″for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths.”

March 14, 2022: Pi day March 14 (3.14)

March 14, 2022: Paul Ehrlich was born on March 14, 1854 in Strehlen (now Strzelin), Prussia (now Poland). He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908 with Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov “in recognition of their work on immunity.”

March 14, 2022: Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1921″for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.” He received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1922.

March 13, 2022: John Hasbrouck Van Vleck was born on March 13, 1899 in Middletown, CT, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1977 with Philip Warren Anderson and Sir Nevill Francis Mott “for their fundamental theoretical investigations of the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems.”

March 12, 2022: Leo Esaki was born on March 12, 1925 in Osaka, Japan. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1973 with Ivar Giaever “for their experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in semiconductors and superconductors, respectively”.

March 11, 2022: Harald zur Hausen was born on March 11, 1936 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008 “for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer.”

March 11, 2022: Nicolaas Bloembergen was born on March 11, 1920 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1981 with Arthur Leonard Schawlow “for their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy.”

March 10, 2022: George P. Smith was born on March 10, 1941 in Norwalk, CT, USA. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

March 10, 2022: Val Logsdon Fitch was born on March 10, 1923 in Merriman, NE, USA. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1980 with James Watson Cronin “for the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons.”

March 9, 2022: Takaaki Kajita was born on March 9, 1959 in Higashimatsuyama, Japan. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 with Arthur B. McDonald “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.”

March 9, 2022: Walter Kohn was born on March 9, 1923 in Vienna, Austria. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1998 “for his development of the density-functional theory.”

March 8, 2022

“We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.” – Mother Teresa (1979 Nobel Peace Laureate)

March 8, 2022: International Women’s Day (IWD)

March 7, 2022: On this day March 7, 1929

In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the green mould he was working with produced a substance that could kill many common bacteria that infect humans. He called this new, exciting substance “mould juice”. Only after a couple of months, on 7 March 1929, did he name it penicillin.

March 5, 2022: Daniel Kahneman was born on March 5, 1934 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel). He received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2002.

March 5, 2022: James Tobin was born on March 5, 1918 in Champaign, IL, USA. He received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1981.

March 2, 2022: 1990 Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was born on March 2, 1931 in Privolnoye, USSR (now Russia).

Feb 24, 2022: 2012 Physics Nobel Laureate David J. Wineland was born on February 24, 1944.

Feb 23, 2022: 1979 Medicine Nobel Laureate Allan McLeod Cormack was born on February 23, 1924.

Feb 22, 2022: 1989 Medicine Nobel Laureate J. Michael Bishop was born on February 22, 1936.

Feb 22, 2022: 1975 Medicine Nobel Laureate Renato Dulbecco was born on February 22, 1914.

Feb 21, 2022: 1943 Medicine Nobel Laureate Henrik Carl Peter Dam was born on February 21, 1895.

Feb 20, 2022: 2006 Physics Nobel Laureate George F. Smoot was born on February 20, 1945.

Feb 20, 2022: 1988 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Robert Huber was born on February 20, 1937.

Feb 19, 2022: “We compete against problems, not against people.” – John B. Goodenough (2019 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Feb 18, 2022: British chemist and 1921 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Frederick Soddy coined the term isotope (from the Greek, meaning “in the same place”) on February 18, 1913.

Feb 17, 2022: 1943 Physics Nobel Laureate Otto Stern was born on February 17, 1888.

Feb 15, 2022: 1929 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin was born on February 15, 1873.

Feb 14, 2022: Nobel Couple: Marie Curie and Pierre Curie (A Fruitful Collaboration)

Feb 13, 2022: World Radio Day is being celebrated across the globe on February 13 each year.

Feb 13, 2022: 1956 Physics Nobel Laureate William Bradford Shockley was born on February 13, 1910.

Feb 12, 2022: 1965 Physics Nobel Laureate Julian Schwinger was born on February 12, 1918.

Feb 11, 2022: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Feb 10, 2022: John Franklin Enders, the Father of Modern Vaccines – Polio & Measles Vaccines, was born on February 10, 1897.

Feb 9, 2022: 2016 Medicine Nobel Laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi was born on February 9, 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan.

Feb 9, 2022: 1965 Medicine Nobel Laureate Jacques Monod was born on February 9, 1910.

Feb 8, 2022

“The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.” – Dennis Gabor (1979 Physics Nobel Laureate)

Feb 8, 2022: Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was born on February 8, 1834 in Verkhnie Aremzyani, Russian province of Siberia.

Feb 7, 2022: 2008 Physics Nobel Laureate Toshihide Maskawa was born on February 7, 1940.

Feb 7, 2022: 1970 Medicine Nobel Laureate Ulf von Euler was born on February 7, 1905.

Feb 6, 2022: 1934 Medicine Nobel Laureate William Parry Murphy was born on February 6, 1892.

Feb 5, 2022: 1961 Physics Nobel Laureate Robert Hofstadter was born on February 5, 1915.

Feb 5, 2022: 1963 Medicine Nobel Laureate Alan Lloyd Hodgkin was born on February 5, 1914.

Feb 4, 2022

“I had no specific bent toward science until my grandfather died of stomach #cancer. I decided that nobody should suffer that much.” – Gertrude Elion (1988 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

Feb 2, 2022

“At school I had a teacher that didn’t like me and I didn’t like him. At the end of the year he decided to fail me. The ironic thing is that the topic was chemistry. I have the distinction of being the only chemistry laureate who failed the topic in high school!” – Tomas Lindahl (2015 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

Feb 1, 2022: 2008 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Roger Y. Tsien was born on February 1, 1952.

Feb 1, 2022: 1959 Physics Nobel Laureate Emilio Gino Segrè was born on February 1, 1905.

Jan 31, 2022: 1932 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Irving Langmuir was born on January 31, 1881.

Jan 31, 2022: 1914 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Theodore William Richards was born on January 31, 1868

Jan 29, 2022: 1979 Physics Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam was born on January 29, 1926.

Jan 28, 2022: 1968 Medicine Nobel Laureate Robert W. Holley was born on January 28, 1922.

Jan 27, 2022: Medicine Nobel Laureate Sir John Carew Eccles was born on January 27, 1903.

Jan 27, 2022: Physics Nobel Laureate Samuel Chao Chung Ting was born on January 27, 1936.

Jan 26, 2022: Indian Nobel Laureates: Mother Teresa and Kailash Satyarthi

Jan 26, 2022: Indian Nobel Laureates: Rabindranath Tagore and Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Jan 26, 2022: 1955 Physics Nobel Laureate Polykarp Kusch was born on January 26, 1911.

Jan 25, 2022: 1977 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine was born on January 25, 1917.

Jan 25, 2022: 2000 Medicine Nobel Laureate Arvid Carlsson was born on January 25, 1923.

Jan 23, 2022: On 23 January 1911, Marie Skłodowska Curie (having already won one Nobel Prize) was rejected admission to the French Academy of Sciences.

Jan 23, 2022: Birth Anniversary of Gertrude B. Elion (January 23, 1918)

Jan 23, 2022: Birth Anniversary of Hideki Yukawa (January 23, 1907)

Jan 23, 2022: Chemistry Nobel Laureate John Polanyi (Born: January 23, 1929)

Jan 23, 2022: Birth Anniversary of Otto Paul Hermann Diels (January 23, 1876)

Jan 11: Leonard Thompson became the first person to receive an insulin injection to treat Type 1 diabetes (Jan 11, 1922)

January 10, 2022: Remembering Medicine Nobel Laureate Sune Bergström

“Science does not know any national borders.” – Sune Bergström (1982 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

January 9, 2022: Remembering Medicine Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana

January 6, 2022

“All experimentalists know you have to do an experiment four times. The first one is a complete mess and shows only a hint that it might have worked. The second one is better but still messy. Then you do it the third time for the book. This is when you forget to add a reagent, or mix up the tubes or the centrifuge leaks. That is why there is always a fourth time.” – Sydney Brenner (2002 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

January 5, 2022

“In science creativity is the process of of putting together things that seem disparate. This is what makes the beauty of the scientific imagination.” – Serge Haroche (2012 Physics Nobel Laureate)

January 4, 2022: World Braille Day

Jan 2, 2022

“All the real knowledge which we possess, depends on methods by which we distinguish the similar from the dissimilar.” – Carolus Linnaeus

Jan 1, 2022

“Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, – there are always new worlds to conquer.” – Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829)

Dec 30, 2021: Remembering Rudyard Kipling, author of ‘The Jungle Book’ (Born: 30 December 1944)

Dec 28, 2021: Remembering biochemist Kary Mullis (Born: 28 December 1944)

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November 13, 2021

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he (she) was born in another time.”  – Rabindranath Tagore (1913 Literature Nobel Laureate)

November 8, 2021: Discovery of X-rays and World Radiography Day

November 7, 2021

“You can’t always choose who comes into your life but you can learn what lesson they teach you.” – Sir C. V. Raman (1930 Physics Nobel Laureate)

November 7, 2021

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” – Marie Curie (1903 Physics Nobel Laureate; 1911 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

October 19, 2021

“In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a “discovery” of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up.” – Subramanyan Chandrasekhar (1983 Physics Nobel Laureate)

October 15, 2021

“In science, knowledge and understanding no longer appear quickly. Time, patience, trial and error are all essential ingredients in any screening process.” – Satoshi Omura (2015 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

October 7, 2021

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel García Márquez (1982 Literature Nobel Laureate)

September 28, 2021

“All autobiography is storytelling; all writing is autobiography.” – John M. Coetzee (2003 Literature Nobel Laureate)

September 22, 2021

“We need radical thinking, creative ideas, and imagination.” – Mairead Corrigan (1976 Nobel Peace Laureate)

September 21, 2021

“Progress depends on our brain. The most important part of our brain, that which is neocortical, must be used to help others and not just to make discoveries.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini (1986 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

September 19, 2021

“New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.” – Max Planck (1918 Physics Nobel Laureate)

September 18, 2021

“Without the love of research, mere knowledge and intelligence cannot make a scientist.” – Irène Joliot-Curie (1935 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

September 16, 2021

“In science, new ideas are at first completely neglected, later fiercely attacked, and finally regarded as well known.” – Konrad Lorenz (1973 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

September 15, 2021

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” – Maria Goeppert Mayer (1963 Physics Nobel Laureate)

September 14, 2021

“We need science and we need the smartest minds.” – Frances Arnold (2018 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

September 13, 2021

“Curiosity is a part of human nature, and there will always be science for the sake of science.” – Carl David Anderson (1936 Physics Nobel Laureate)

September 12, 2021

“That one must do some work seriously and must be independent and not merely amuse oneself in life—this our mother (Marie Curie) has told us always, but never that science was the only career worth following.” – Irène Joliot-Curie (1935 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

“A clear-cut solution to a long-persistent problem, when accomplished, often results in an enormous scientific or technological impact.” – Ryoji Noyori (2001 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

September 8, 2021

“Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.” – Linus Pauling (1954 Chemistry Nobel Laureate; 1962 Nobel Peace Laureate)

September 5, 2021: Teacher’s Day in India

“True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.” – Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” – Scott Hayden

September 2, 2021

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck (1962 Literature Nobel Laureate)

August 30, 2021

“Try and find something that you have a passion for.” – Charles M. Rice (2020 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 29, 2021

“Scientific endeavours with their positive and negative aspects are an integral part of humanity. We are forced to live with them whether we want or not and try to make the best out of it. But, we have also to accept the concerns of those who rather see the threatening aspects of science, that merely put into evidence the threatening side of the human nature.” – Richard R. Ernst (1991 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

August 28, 2021

“Success is knowing that you have done your best and have exploited your God-given or gene-given abilities to the next maximum extent. More than this, no one can do.” – Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

August 20, 2021

World Mosquito Day is observed annually on 20 August to commemorate British doctor Sir Ronald Ross‘ landmark discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

August 17, 2021

“Today’s real borders are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated.” – Kofi Annan (2001 Nobel Peace Laureate; Former U.N. Secretary-General)

August 15, 2021

“Inspiration follows aspiration.” – Rabindranath Tagore (1913 Literature Nobel Laureate)

August 11, 2021

“The mind is capable of any selfishness and it thinks unworthy things whether you want to or not. Best to admit it is a bad child rather than to pretend it is always a good one. Because a bad child can improve but a good one is a liar and nothing can improve a liar.” – John Steinbeck (1962 Literature Nobel Laureate)

August 10, 2021

“Research is largely a question of motivation and passion.” – Jean Tirole (2014 Economic Sciences Nobel Laureate)

August 9, 2021

“I was not always the best student with the highest grades, but my teachers saw something in me and tried to encourage me.” – May-Britt Moser (2014 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 8, 2021

“I think the best thing that I can say about mentoring is that if you’re a good role model yourself, that’s the best way. Someone who is passionate about his or her work, curious, dedicated, honest, has integrity and is self-critical about data.” – Joseph L. Goldstein (1985 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 7, 2021

“The ideal organizational environment encourages everyone to observe, collect data, and speak up.” – Richard H. Thaler (2017 Economic Sciences Nobel Laureate)

August 6, 2021

“The discovery of penicillin was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.” – Alexander Fleming (1945 Medicine Nobel Laureate)

August 5, 2021

“Awareness of our problems thus does not necessarily mean that they get solved. It may just mean that we are able to perfectly anticipate where we will fall.” – Esther Duflo (2019 Economic Sciences Nobel Laureate)

August 4, 2021

“We are not making science for science. We are making science for the benefit of humanity.” – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (2008 Medicine Laureate)

August 3, 2021

“In our science endeavor, the thrill of discovery is the real fuel for taking off but the flight becomes satisfactory and enjoyable when recognition by peers, perhaps the most significant reward, becomes evident.” – Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

August 1, 2021

“I rejoice in the large community of quantum chemists, to which I belong. Over the years, we have worked closely together, freely exchanging ideas and inspiration. It is a great delight to me that a scientific career can lead to so many friendships among people from so many nations.” – John Pople (1998 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 30, 2021

“Every kid has a talent that we should encourage” – Bernard L. Feringa (2016 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 29, 2021

“My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements, and operate the device entirely in my mind.” – Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

July 28, 2021

“Life is long, and you can have many different lives. You can learn many different things, and you never know when they will be useful, so learn as much as you can and combine your knowledge in new ways. Adapt, be flexible and never stop learning.” – Frances Arnold (2018 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 26, 2021

“Be enthusiastic about life. Be thankful for life and be thankful to people who like to engage in meaningful dialogue with you.” – John B. Goodenough (2019 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 24, 2021

“You need to be patient, persevere and build resilience.  It’s OK that today didn’t work, but tomorrow you must try harder.  If you persevere, you get there.  And if you give up, you never get there.” – Mario Capecchi (2007 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

July 23, 2021

“One of the most important things as a scientist is that you have to be an optimist. If you’re a pessimist, a failed experiment will tell you that this whole idea is bad and you’ll quit. When you fail you just have to continue.” – Richard Henderson (2017 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 21, 2021

“Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.” – Abdus Salam (1979 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 18, 2021

“Knowing without seeing is at the heart of chemistry.” – Roald Hoffmann (1981 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

“I could find my creativity by constantly reinventing myself.” – Emmanuelle Charpentier (2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

“It’s not about publishing in high-impact journals. It’s about solid work.” – Emmanuelle Charpentier (2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 17, 2021

“There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.” – Henri Bergson (1927 Literature Nobel Laureate)

July 14, 2021

“You are not going to be successful if you don’t like what you do.” – Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 13, 2021

“Embrace your interests, your passions, and really give it your all!” – Jennifer A. Doudna (2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 12, 2021

“Education is clearly the key if we are to build a greater appreciation of science into both the political and the public consciousness.” – Peter Doherty (1996 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

July 11, 2021

“Each new idea is dependent upon the ideas of the past. The whole structure of science gradually grows, but only as it is built upon a firm foundation of past research. Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before.” – Owen Chamberlain (1959 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 10, 2021

“Every discovery takes place in more than a scientific context.” – Charles J. Pedersen (1987 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 9, 2021

“Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction – in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.” – Heinrich Rohrer (1986 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 8, 2021

“Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1906 Nobel Peace Laureate and 26th President of USA)

July 7, 2021

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” – Niels Bohr (1922 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 6, 2021

“‘A man who knows everything.’ This, reportedly, was my reply to a school teacher asking me what I’d like to become when I grow up. I was eight years old, or thereabouts, and what I wanted to say was “professor”, but, still not knowing everything, I had forgotten that word. And what I really meant was “scientist”, someone who unravels the secrets of the fundamental Laws of Nature.” – Gerardus ‘t Hooft (1999 Physics Nobel Laureate)

July 5, 2021

“What matters today is not the difference between those who believe and those who do not believe, but the difference between those who care and those who don’t.” – Georges Pire (1958 Nobel Peace Laureate)

July 4, 2021

“After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of a historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.” – Marie Curie (1903 Physics Nobel Laureate; 1911 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 3, 2021

“An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.” – Donald J. Cram (1987 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 2, 2021

“A scientific research is a search after truth, and it is only after discovery that the question of applicability can be usefully considered.” – Henri Moissan (1906 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

July 1, 2021

“The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity.” – Sir Alexander Fleming (1945 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Laureate)

June 30, 2021

26-year-old Albert Einstein formulated the two postulates of special relativity on 30 June 1905.

June 29, 2021

“Home is where I work and I work everywhere.” – Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)