Winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes are being announced this month. Honors in medicine, physics and chemistry have been presented already; prizes in economics, peace and literature are still to come.
The Nobel Prize has been given to more than 750 individuals and 18 organizations since 1901. Visit http://nobelprize.org for a complete list of winners, including biographical information and video clips of Nobel highlights, symposia and lectures; pictures and descriptions of the medals presented to the honorees; and even play games relating to Nobel Prize-winning discoveries.
The Library has works by and about many of the Nobel laureates, including The double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by the 1962 winner in medicine, James D. Watson; Marie Curie and her daughter Irene, about the only mother-daughter pair to win Nobel prizes; and several of the works of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
A Boston University professor, Wiesel will give a series of lectures on “The Fascination with Jewish Tales” this month at BU. The lectures are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.