nobel prize

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    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel is among 51 people profiled in a new book about human rights defenders who have fought against injustice. The coffee-table book "Speak Truth to Power" was written by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. More ▸

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    Tel Aviv University established what it is calling a Jewish Nobel Prize. Three prizes of $1 million will be awarded annually to people or groups in recognition of support for the Jewish people. The prizes will be awarded in the fields of public welfare, science and archaeology/history. More ▸

  • Refugee from Nazi Persecution Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    A refugee from Nazi persecution is one of the recipients of the 1998 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Walter Kohn, a 75-year-old emeritus professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will share the $970,000 prize with British scientist John Pople of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Their research, which makes it possible to model… More ▸

  • French Jew Wins Nobel Prize for Cooling and Trapping Atoms

    Frenchman Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics with two American researchers, is delighted with the honor, but embarrassed by the bombardment of calls from the media and well- wishers. Cohen-Tannoudji is a professor at the prestigious College de France and a member of France’s Academy of Sciences. He is the third… More ▸

  • 3 Jews Among Nobel Prize Winners

    Several Jews are among the winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes. Joseph Rotblat, a British physicist and founder of the anti-nuclear group the Pugwash Conference, was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Rotblat, a native of Poland, participated in the Manhattan Project to build the world’s first atomic bomb in the United States, but… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Despite the Pomp and Circumstance, Nobel Laureates Have a Long Road Ahead

    For Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, it was a vote of international confidence. Yet while the three recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize were treated to a relaxing interlude in the face of a growing lack of confidence back home, the day’s festivities provided… More ▸

  • On Eve of Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, Committee’s Lone Dissenter Speaks out

    When the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat in Oslo this weekend, Kaare Kristiansen will not be at the ceremony. Kristiansen, the Nobel Prize committee member who resigned in protest in October after Arafat was named one of the… More ▸

  • Some Praise, but More Abhor Decision to Honor Arafat with Nobel Peace Prize

    Still reeling from the terror that hit Israel last week, Jewish activists reacted with strong, and sometimes mixed, emotions to the news that Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat would share the Nobel Peace Prize with Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Although some in the organized Jewish community praised the… More ▸

  • Rabin and Arafat Poised to Receive Nobel Peace Prize for Their Efforts

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat reportedly are slated to share this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten issued the report Tuesday, three days before the Nobel Peace Prize Committee was scheduled to announce the winner of the award, valued at more than $930,000. In Israel, there is… More ▸

  • Jews Are Among the Winners of This Year’s Nobel Prizes

    Professor Rudolph Marcus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has been named the 1992 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry. The Canadian-born Marcus was apparently attending a meeting in Toronto and could not be immediately reached by his office. However, he was lauded by colleagues as a “brilliant theorist and a very nice man.”… More ▸