nobel prize

  • Special to the JTA Curtain-raiser on Nobel Peace Prize Ceremonies December 10

    Israeli Premier Menachem Begin is due in Oslo tomorrow to attend the Nobel Peace Prize presentation Sunday afternoon. The ceremony will take place as scheduled, in the presence of the King and most members of the Norwegian government, in spite of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s decision not to attend. During their three-day stay in Norway,… More ▸

  • Controversy over Begin’s Trip to Oslo

    A sharp controversy has broken out over Premier Menachem Begin’s trip to Oslo to accept the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize that he shares with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt next Sunday. The propriety of the trip is being questioned because the peace talks with Egypt remain stalled and Sadat has announced that he will not… More ▸

  • Singer Will ‘say Something’ in Yiddish at Nobel Ceremony in Stockholm

    Israel Bashevis Singer, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, said here Thursday that he intends to “say something” in Yiddish when he accepts his award in Stockholm next month. The famed Yiddish writer, who was feted for 90 minutes by the American Jewish Committee and its magazine Present Tense, told the 125 people… More ▸

  • Begin and Sadat Congratulate Each Other for Sharing in the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

    Premier Menachem Begin and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt congratulated each other warmly over their sharing of the 1978 Nobel peace prize, in a telephone a telephone conversation between Jerusalem and Cairo last night. Begin, who had refrained from responding publicly to the announcement of the award in Oslo late Friday because of the Sabbath… More ▸

  • Arno Penzias is Nobel Winner

    Dr. Arno Penzias, who as a child narrowly escaped the Nazi dragnet in his native Germany, was named co-winner today of the 1978 Nobel Prize for physics. Penzias, 47, is director of radio research at the Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, N. J., where he lives. He will share the award with Dr. Robert W. Wilson,… More ▸

  • Simon Wins Nobel Prize for Economics

    Prof. Herbert A. Simon of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, whose forebears, including a Civil War soldier, were Jewish, won the 1978 Nobel Prize for economics today. Simon, 62, was cited by the Swedish Academy of Sciences “for his pioneering research into the decision making process within economic organizations.” He is the seventh American to… More ▸

  • Daniel Nathans Shares in the 1978 Nobel Prize for Medicine

    Dr. Daniel Nathans, 49, director of the microbiology department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore since 1972, is one of three scientists to share the 1978 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Nathans, who became the second American Jew to win a Nobel Prize this year, shares the award with Swiss microbiology Prof. Wemer Arben… More ▸

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Isaac Bashevis Singer was today awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Yiddish writer to win this award. The announcement was made in Stockholm. Singer accepted the $165,000 award modestly. He rejected questions as to which of his many novels and short stories were his favorites, declaring that readers might have favorites but… More ▸

  • Nobel Prize Urged for Dissidents

    With only one vote in apposition, the Senate adopted a bipartisan resolution urging the Nobel Peace Prize for 1978 to be awarded to the Helsinki Act monitors in the Soviet Union. Ninety Senators voted last Thursday for the resolution authored by Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D.Wash.). The lone opponent was Sen. James Abourezk (D.SD). He… More ▸

  • Jackson Supports Soviet Dissidents for Nobel Peace Prize

    Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D.Wash.) and seven of his colleagues have proposed a bipartisan Senate resolution to support the nomination of the Helsinki human rights monitoring group in the Soviet Union for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The resolution presented by Jackson named the following Soviet citizens "of various faiths and nationalities" as meriting the… More ▸