Science book prize shortlist

The shortlist for the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books is out. The winning book will be announced at a public event on 26 November 2012. The judging panel comprises: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor at the Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, Jasper Fforde, Author of Thursday Next novels and The Last […]

Nobel Prize in Physics 2012

UPDATE: Serge Haroche, Collège de France and Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure, Paris, France and David J. Wineland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”. The Physics Nobel Prize was just announced this morning, Tuesday 9th October […]

2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel “for the discovery of quasicrystals” I got my tweet out seconds before NobelPrize_org and certainly before the rest of the chemistry blogosphere. Sad or what? In quasicrystals, […]