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 Vladimir Nabokov 

Nobel Prize Nominee Vladimir Nabokov 

The Nobel Prize has illuminated the paths of many remarkable minds throughout history. Though the award is granted only to a select few, there are those whose influence on literature persists, even in the absence of this esteemed recognition. 

In this installment, we dive into the legacy of a literary luminary who continues to captivate readers to this day. Join us as we explore the life and works of the acclaimed Russian-American author,  Vladimir Nabokov,  who graced the literary world with his brilliance.

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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: Nobel Prize Nominee Simone de Beauvoir 

‘Le Deuxième Sexe’ Simone De Beauvoir

The Nobel Prize, an esteemed symbol of intellectual achievement, has recognized the remarkable contributions of numerous individuals to humanity’s progress. However, the accolade only reaches a select few, leaving many exceptional minds in the shadows of history.

Join us with another installment to this series. Where we delve into the lives and works of some Nobel Prize nominees to explore the depth of their ideas and the impact they had on their respective fields.

Introducing our first intellectual trailblazer, Simone de Beauvoir, the eminent French philosopher and acclaimed author in literature.

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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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