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The Marshall Nirenberg Papers

The latest addition to National Library of Medicine (NLM) Profiles in Science series (first reviewed in the September 25, 1998 Scout Report) is the papers of Marshall Nirenberg. In 1968, Nirenberg and two others shared the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of the genetic code. This online collection is only a sample of the full Marshall Nirenberg Papers, but it does offer a fair amount of...
The Barbara McClintock Papers

Scientist Dr. Barbara McClintock had a long career during which she made several important breakthroughs and earned distinguished awards for studying the genomics of maize (corn). In 1983, at the age of 81, McClintock was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on so-called "jumping genes," or genes that change position on the chromosome. The newest addition to the National...
Nobel Prizes: Why is There no Nobel Prize in Mathematics?

The Nobel Prize Internet Archive offers a few explanations for why there is no Nobel Prize in mathematics. One explanation involves a woman...but after presenting evidence from the sci.math newsgroup's FAQ list, the author concludes that this is not a viable explanation and instead suggests that Nobel "did not create a prize in mathematics simply because he was not particularly interested in...
Nobel Laureates in Physics

This Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) website presents the winners of Nobel Prizes in physics since 1901. For each winner, individuals can find short summaries of the scientist's research and his or her places of employment and study. The website supplies links to the universities and to outside resources about the prominent scientists. By analyzing the content in the website, users can...