Now That’s A Nobel Idea: Nobel Prize Nominee John Burdon Sanderson Haldane

Nobel Prize Nominee John Burdon Sanderson Haldane

As we come to the week when the Nobel Prizes of 2023 are handed out to remarkable individuals (held on December 10th), we continue on with our ‘Now That’s A Nobel Idea’ series. Celebrating those that contributed greatly to society and remained a huge impact to our world even though they did not win the prestigious prize. 

Welcome to the extraordinary world of John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, a visionary scientist whose contributions to genetics, evolutionary biology, and population genetics left an indelible mark on the scientific community. Born on November 5, 1892, in Oxford, England, Haldane’s intellectual journey would take him across continents, blending science, philosophy, and social activism.

We dive into another brilliant scientist who had a nobel idea but unfortunately did not win the Nobel Prize. 

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Now That’s A Nobel Idea: Nobel Prize Nominee Rosalind Franklin

Nobel Prize Nominee Rosalind Franklin and her work using DNA structures

Welcome back to our ongoing series, “Nobel Ideas“. We explore the lives and work of remarkable individuals nominated for the Nobel Prize but who did not win. 

This week, we delve into the realm of genetics, featuring the groundbreaking contributions of Rosalind Franklin. An English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work played a crucial role in discovering the DNA double helix structure.

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Now That’s A Nobel Idea: Noble Prize Nominee Lise Meitner

Noble Prize Nominee Lise Meitner

Did you know who created the Nobel Prize? His name was Alfred Nobel. His last will in 1895 stated that a bulk of his fortune would be given as prizes “in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace.” The people who would receive the prizes were those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.” In his lifetime, he made several contributions to science himself, including the invention of dynamite.

Alfred Nobel, creator of the Nobel Prize

We continue our series of highlighting important nominees who may not have won but still had a Nobel Idea. We hope this series leading up to the Nobel Prize Ceremony held on December 3, 2023 will help provide insights for your students.

Our next hero nominee is pioneering physicist, Lise Meitner. Albert Einstein even called her the German Marie Curie.

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Now That’s A Nobel Idea: Nobel Prize Nominee Jocelyn Bell Burnell

nobel prize nomiee Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The Nobel Prize is a prestigious recognition of outstanding contributions to the world. However, only some of those who were nominated for this honor received the prize.

To highlight all the wonderful ideas that are still Nobel mentions, we will focus on one nominee every week. Even though they didn’t win, their idea is still a Noble one! In this series, we delve into the lives and work of some Nobel Prize nominees to uncover their fascinating stories and enduring legacies.

Our first unsung hero of science is British astrophysicist, Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

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New Teacher Blogs: Navigate the First Day of a New School Year with Confidence

resources for new teachers

For those embarking on their inaugural year as new teachers in an unfamiliar school setting, we offer a selection of articles tailored to your needs. From different teaching tips to help your students, to the use of technology and apps, and fun activities you can do in the classroom to celebrate different holidays. These resources are intended to alleviate any apprehension surrounding the commencement of the school year, particularly the first day.

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