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  • Dr. Pekeris Winner of 1974 ‘nobel Prize’ of Earth Sciences

    Dr. Chaim Leib Pekeris, founder of the Applied Mathematics Department of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, has been awarded Columbia University’s 1974 Vetlesen Prize in the Earth Sciences–called the Nobel Prize of the earth sciences. in announcing the award, Columbia University president Dr. William J. McGill. cited Dr. Pekeris “as an outstanding… More ▸

  • Nobel Prize Winner Accused of Having Promulgated Nazi Racial Theories

    An international controversy has arisen over the award of this year’s Nobel Prize in life sciences to Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian scientist accused in some circles of having propagated Nazi racial theories. According to an article by Wallace Cloud appearing in the Dec. issue of “The Sciences,” a magazine published by the New York Academy… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger is to use his Nobel Peace Prize money of about $65,000 to set up a Kissinger scholarship fund in honor of his parents, Paula and Louis Kissinger of New York and to be used for children of American servicemen killed or missing in action Indo-China. More ▸

  • Kissinger, Le Duc Tho Named Nobel Peace Prize Recipients

    U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger was named recipient today of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize. He shares the award with Le Duc Tho, the North Vietnamese Politburo member with whom Dr. Kissinger negotiated the Vietnam cease-fire. The announcement of the award was made by the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian parliament. The prize… More ▸

  • Dr. Selman A. Waksman, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at Age 85

    Dr. Selman A. Waksman, a Nobel Prize winner and principal discover of streptomycin, died Thursday at Hyannis Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., at the age of 85. Born in the Ukraine in 1888, he emigrated to the United States in 1910. As a Jew, he was barred from attending the Fifth Gymnasium in Odessa but he… More ▸

  • Bundestag Members Ask Collective Nobel Peace Prize for Rescuers of Jews

    Opposition party members in the Bundestag have appealed to the Nobel Committee to award the 1973 Peace Prize collectively to persons who saved Jews during the Nazi era. Members of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Socialist parties, in a letter to the Oslo-based committee, said that those who risked their own lives to rescue… More ▸

  • Jewish Economist Nobel Prize Winner

    A Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was announced in Stockholm yesterday for Prof. Kenneth Joseph Arrow, a Jewish economist at Harvard. Prof. Arrow, 51, has been prominent since 1951, when he delivered a doctoral dissertation at Columbia on “Social Choice and Individual Values.” His “Impossibility Theorem”–arguing that a “perfect form of government” is impossible–is… More ▸

  • Son of Nobel Literature Prize Winner Working in Israel

    Heinrich Boll, the West German author who was awarded today the Nobel Literature Prize, has a 22-year-old son in Israel. Vincent Boll spent six months at Kibbutz Sde Nehenyon in Upper Galilee and is presently working as housekeeper at the Institute for the Blind in Jerusalem. Heinrich Boll, a Catholic, was reportedly on his way… More ▸

  • Jewish Nobel Prize Winner, Co-winner, Active in Weizmann Institute

    The 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded last week to a Jewish biologist of New York and a reportedly non-Jewish professor of London, both of whom have ties with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. They will share $101,000 for their research on antibodies. The Jewish co-winner was Dr. Gerald… More ▸

  • JTA Alumnus Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    One of the facts not publicized about this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, was that he is alumnus of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. During 1941 he was a correspondent in Sweden for the Overseas News Agency, an affiliate of the JTA. His dispatches, written under his real name, Herbert Ernst… More ▸