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  • 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 ▸

  • Dr. Paul Samuelson, Jewish Professor, Wins Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

    Dr. Paul Samuelson, 55-year-old American Jewish professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named today in Stockholm as the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. The Swedish Academy of Science made the announcement of the award, which is worth $76,900 this year. This is the second year the special economics… More ▸

  • Two Jewish Scientists Win Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology and Medicine

    Two Jewish scientists–Sir Bernhard Katz of London and Dr. Julius Axel-rod of Bethesda, Md.–were named in Stockholm today as two of the three winners of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology and Medicine. The Swedish Royal Caroline Medico-Surgical Institute announced the selection of the three, who will share $76,800. The third winner is Sweden’s… More ▸

  • Prof. Murray Gell-mann, a New Yorker at Caltech, is Nobel Physics Prize Winner

    Prof. Murray Gell-Mann, a New Yorker on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology, was the recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics awarded here today. Gell-Mann is Jewish. He was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for “his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interaction.”… More ▸

  • Lord Snow Defends Remark on Jewish Success Against Criticism by Education Minister

    Lord Snow, the British scientist and writer, has come under attack for a suggestion he made in New York earlier this month that Jews may have a genetically superior endowment than other people. Lord Snow delivered the remark at founders’ day exercises at the New York school of Hebrew Union-College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary… More ▸

  • Dr. Nirenberg, Nobel Prize Winner, One of 5 Lasker Award Winners

    Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg, 41-year-old molecular biologist who shared this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine, was one of five winners of this year’s Lasker Medical Research Awards. The awards will be presented here at ceremonies tomorrow. Dr. Nirenberg, chief of the laboratory of Biochemical Genetics at the National Heart Institute, won the Nobel award with… More ▸