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Who Can Be a Scientist?
What does a scientist look like What do they do? Get an idea from some of the people who have won the Nobel Prize in various science disciplines. You can also input particular names to the BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT database (listed below) to get a better understanding of certain scientists and the nature of their work.
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry
Chemistry was the most important science for Alfred Nobel’s own work. The development of his inventions as well as the industrial processes he employed were based upon chemical knowledge. Chemistry was the second prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will.
Nobel Prizes in Physics
Physics was the prize area which Alfred Nobel mentioned first in his will. At that time, in the end of the nineteenth century, many people viewed physics as the foremost of the sciences, and perhaps Nobel saw it this way as well. His own research was also closely tied to physics.
Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine
Alfred Nobel had an active interest in medical research. Through Karolinska Institutet he came into contact with Swedish physiologist Jöns Johansson around 1890. Johansson worked in Nobel’s laboratory in Sevran, France for a time that year. Physiology or medicine was the third prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.
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