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  • The Grinch who (almost) stole Einstein’s Nobel Prize

    ARCHIVE BLOG NOTE: Find something interesting in the archive? E-mail a short write-up to and you could be published in the JTA Archive Blog. You know your uncle, the one always telling you about Jewish Nobel Prize winners? Well he’s kvelling this week, what with four Jewish scientists winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry, physics… More ▸

  • Rosalyn Yalow, medical scientist, dies at 89

    The New York Times posted an obituary today for Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, 89, a Nobel-prize winning medical physicist who died on Monday. According to the Times, she was the second woman to ever win the Nobel Prize in medicine:   Dr. Yalow, a product of New York City schools and the daughter of parents who never… More ▸

  • Media miss real accomplishments

    To the Editor: The Eulogizer column titled "Nobel Prize winner, WWII intelligence agent, AIDS pharmacologist" struck a deep chord in my psyche because the people he described were in the cohorts of my generation with similar backgrounds to mine. They are a tribute to the contribution of the Jewish intellectual phenomenon that has benefitted humanity… More ▸

  • The Nobel Prize

    JEWISH NOBEL LAUREATES: An overall examination of Nobel laureates reflects the state of the world in which they lived. This was especially true for Jewish laureates. Their overrepresentation on lists of Nobel laureates represents far more than a list of impressive Jewish achievements; it evidences the currents of social change in the Jewish world. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Al Gore plans to visit Israel next year. The former U.S. vice presiden- turned-global warming campaigner will come to Israel in May to be honored by Tel Aviv University, Yediot Achronot reported Wednesday. Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize, will also attend an environmental conference being hosted by President Shimon Peres in conjunction with… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Leonid Hurwicz, 90, became the oldest recipient of a Nobel Prize. Hurwicz, professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota, will share the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science with economists Roger Myerson, a professor at the University of Chicago, and Eric Maskin, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., both 56…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Shimon Peres congratulated Al Gore on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The Israeli president telephoned Gore over the weekend after the former U.S. vice president turned environmental activist was named for the prize, Yediot Achronot reported. "Of all those who won the Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore is the one who most obviously deserves it,"… More ▸