Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a famous Swedish chemist, innovator, engineer, and armament manufacturer. He is best known for inventing dynamite. In his last will and testament, Nobel used his huge fortune to establish the Nobel Prize Awards.

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Nobel Prize Winners

How many psychologists have won a Nobel prize?

It depends on how one defines "psychologist." In any case, the answer is "very few," as there is no prize awarded in the field of psychology.

If "psychologist" means a professor of psychology with a degree in psychology, then only one: Daniel Kahneman. His collaborator and co-recipient, Amos Tversky, was not alive to accept the prize, which was awarded in the field of economics.*

Roger Sperry was a psychologist, but held his professorship in psychobiology. That would make two-his being awarded in the field of medicine.

If the definition would include someone with a degree in political science who later became a professor of psychology, then three, counting Herbert Simon, who won his prize in the field of economics.*

Ivan Pavlov, the physiologist whose influential work on classical conditioning has earned him a rank among the top 20th century "psychologists" (as rated by professional psychologists, citations, and references in Introductory Psychology textbooks), also won the prize in the field of physiology. If counted, that would make four.

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*: The answer also depends on how one defines "Nobel prize;" most, but not all, consider the prize in economics a true Nobel. A separate though related organization developed and began awarding the prize 68 years after the first prizes were put in place. Per Wikipedia: "The Prize in Economics is not one of the original Nobel Prizes created by Alfred Nobel's will. … Some critics argue that the prestige of the Prize in Economics derives in part from its association with the Nobel Prizes, an association that has often been a source of controversy."

Even a recipient of the award, Friedrich Hayek, argued against considering the honor as equivalent to the other Nobels: "The Nobel Prize confers on an individual an authority which in economics no man ought to possess. … This does not matter in the natural sciences. Here the influence exercised by an individual is chiefly an influence on his fellow experts; and they will soon cut him down to size if he exceeds his competence. But the influence of the economist that mainly matters is an influence over laymen: politicians, journalists, civil servants and the public generally."

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Abel prize is awarded in the field of?

mathematics

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What was Alfred nobels net worth at time of death?

834 billion USD

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Who invented dynamite?

Dynamite was invented in Geesthacht, Germany in 1866 (patented in 1867) by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel.

His invention was intended to be a safer way to use nitroglycerin but it caused many accidental deaths and also came to be used in war, so Nobel decided to make his legacy a positive one. When he died, he had set apart a large amount of his wealth to fund the Nobel Prizes.

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How many people fought in world war 2?

no one actually knows for definate but a ruff estimate about 60.2 Million People fought in World War 2. Some were Civilian fighters, who were not in the Military.

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Which Award of mathematics is equal to Nobel Prize?

Abel Prize is equal to nobel prize and it is an international prize presented annually by the King of Norway,It has often been described as the mathematician's Nobel prize

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How many people were injured in World War 1?

2 millone

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Who are the greatest all time Oakland A's of all time by position?

The Greatest Oakland A's by position: Pitcher; Dave Stewart. Catcher; Terry Steinbach. 1st base; Mark McGwire. 2nd Base; Bert Campernaris. 3rd Base; Eric Chavez. Shortstop; Miguel Tejada. Outfield; Joe Rudi, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson.

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Who won the first Nobel Prize?

Nobel Prizes are awarded for five categories, and there can be more than one winner in any of them.

In 1901, the first prize for Chemistry was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen ;

the first prize for Literature was awarded to Sully Prudhomme;

the first prize for Medicine was awarded to Emil von Behring;

Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy were both awarded the first prizes for Peace;

and the first prize for Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.

In 1969, Ragnar Frisch & Jan Tinbergen won the first Nobel Prizes for Economics.

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What was the reason for the 14 point peace plan and what were the benefits?

The Fourteen Points was President Wilson's blueprint for the world after World War I. He presented his plan to the US Congress in January of 1918. He insisted that a peace plan which would succeed after the war, would have to contain the principles of his 14 Points. Most of the points dealt with specific European problems that would have to be addressed after the war. The most important of the Points, according to Wilson, was the 14th Point. This created a League of Nations, which Wilson hoped would become an international organization to solve issues between nations and prevent future wars. Wilson was too idealistic to think that the victorious powers would adhere to all of his demands in the Fourteen Points. But even though most of his points were defeated, including the US Senate voting not to join the League, the ideals of Wilson's plan paved the way for the creation of the United Nations following World War II and the creation of international courts of justice. MrV

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Who is Alfred William Alcock?

Alcock was primarily a systematist, describing a wide range of species. He worked on aspects of biology and physiology of fishes, their distributions, evolution and behaviour. Some of his works were published in "Zoological Gleanings from the R.I.M.S. ' Investigator,' " published in " Scientific Memoirs by Medical Officers of the Army of India," Part XII, Simla, 1901.http://www.answers.com/%20alfred%20william%20alcock#cite_note-obit-0

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What college did Alfred Drake go to?

I had heard that Alfred Drake went to Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. Ilooked this up hoping to confirm.

Class of 1936. An A D award is given by theater dept


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Alexander Graham Bell

Who were Alexander Graham Bell's parents?

Melville and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell.

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What was the role of indigenous people in World War 2?

Are you asking about American Indians? Moro tribesmen from Bataan? Gurkha's from Nepal?

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How much money does the Nobel Peace Prize winner receive?

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

A large monetary award is included with the Nobel Prizes, along with a Diploma.

Oh yeah... there's also the gratuitous praise and prestige.

Currently about 10 million Swedish Kronor (slightly more than one million Euros or US dollars is awarded to the winner).

Nobel peace prize winners and recent cash awards:

  • In 2009 Barack Obama was awarded 1.4 million dollars
  • In 2007 the cash award was 1.5 million dollars.

  • In 2005 Mohamed El Bareidi received 1.3 million dollars


Check the link below from NobelPrize.org for the full list of winners and prizes:


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Local foreign biologist 5?

Charles Darwin-(1809-1882) England- Evolutionist famous for his theory 'survival of the fittest' Gregor Mendel-(1822-1884)Czech Republic- Genetics, botanist who discovered 'inherited traits' by cross-breeding pea plants Louis Pasteur- (1822-1895) France- Microbiologist who created 'pasteurization' (a process that kills microbes via heat) Roger W Sperry (1913-1994), America- neuropsychologist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the split-brain Robert Hooke-(1635-1703) England - Cytologist who researched cells and actually coined the term 'cell." He also invented the reflecting microscope Anton van Leeuwenhoek-(1632-1723) Holland Cytologist who invented various single lens microscopes and discovered various microbes (protists) Carolus Linnaeus- (1707-1778) SwedenFather of Taxonomy Jane Goodall (1934- present) England- ethologist who studied Chimp behavior- lead authority in primatology John James Audobon (1785-1851) Santo Domingo- ornithologist and inspiration of the Audobon Society- An organization whose goal is the research and protection of bird species

Herman August Hagen- (1817-1893), Germanyentomologist who worked with neuroptera and odonata (dragonflies)

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) Spain- the 'father' of neuroscience

Austin Roberts (1883-1948), South Africa -zoologist and ornithologist

George Sars (1837-1927) Norway -Marine biologist and a pioneer for fisheries science who researched cod populations Floyd Zaiger ( 1926-present ) America Fruit geneticist who created hybrids such as the 'pluot and aprium' Mriganka Sur 1953-present ) India cognitive neuroscientist who researched

neuroplasticity

Henry Suter- (1841-1918) New Zealand zoologist, naturalist and palaeontologist and malacologist

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Who is Alfred Weg-ener?

Alfred wegener un cientifico aleman muy importan que desarro la teoria de la deriva continental

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Who is the world's greatest genius?

Well, it depends as this is a context sensitive question as if you're referring to an Intellectual Quotient test than Ms. Marilyn Vos Savant has the highest recorded IQ in history at 230. Meanwhile, if you're referring to the greatest genius of all time was allegedly Albert Einstein whose IQ was quoted at 160, though he never took any IQ tests. And, if you're referring to the greatest engineering genius it might well have been Nikola Tesla the founder of Alternating Current electricity and many other prestigious devices whose work elevated mankind into the 21st century.

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Who are the foreign physicists and their contribution?

Well known physicists & their contributions:

1.Archimedes(Greece) - Principle of buoyancy; principle of lever

2.Galileo Galilei ( Italy) - Law of inertia

3.Christian Huygens ( Holland) - Wave theory of light

4.Issac Newton(UK) - Universal law of gravitation; law of motion; Reflecting telescope

6.Michael Faraday (UK) - Law of electromagnetic induction

7.James Clerk Maxwell(UK) - Electro magnetic theory;Light-an electromagnetic wave

8.Heinrich Rudolf Hertz(Germany) - Generation of electromagnetic waves

9.J.C.Bose (India) - Ultra short radio waves

10.W.K.Roentgen(Germany) - X-rays

11.J.J.Thomson(U.K) - Electron

12.Marie Sklodowska Curie (Poland) - Discovery of radium & Polonium; studies on natural radio activity

13.Albert Einstein (Germany) - Explanation of photoelectric effect; Theory of relatvity

14.Victor Francis Hess(Austria) - Cosmic Radiation

15.R.A.Millikan(USA) Measurement of electornic charge

16.Ernest Rutherford (New Zealand) - Nuclear model of atom

17.Niels Bohr(Denmark) - Quantum model of hydrogen atom

18.C.V.Raman(India) - Inelastic scaterring of light by molecules

19.Louis Victor de Borglie (France) - Wave nature of matter

20.M.N.Saha (India) - Thermal Ionisation

21.S.N.Bose (India) - Quantum statistics

22.Enrico Fermi (ITaly) - Controlled nuclear fission

23.Werner Heinsberg(Germany) - Quantum mechanics; Uncertainity prinicple

24.Paul Dirac (UK) - Relativistic theory of electron; Quantum statistics

25.Edwin Hubble (USA) - Expanding universe

26.Ernest Orlando Lawerence (USA) - Cyclotron

27.James Chadwick(UK) - Neutron

28.Hideki Yukawa(Japan) - Theory of nuclear forces

29.Homi Jehangir Bhabha (India) - Cascade process of cosmic radiation

30.Lev Davidovich Landau (Russia) - Theory of condensed matter; Liquid helium

31.S.Chandrasekhar(India)-Chandrasekhar limit,structure & evolution of stars

32.John Bardeen (USA) - Transistors, Theory of super conductivity

33.C.H.Towens (USA) - Maser ; Laser

34.Abdus Salam (Pakistan) - Unification of weak & electro magnetic interactions

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Who are some foreign and local scientists and their contributions?

Though it is impossible to know what scientists would be foreign or local, some well known scientists are:

Aristotle :Father of biology

Schwann:Modern Theory of Cell

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Where is Laszlo Biro from?

Hungary.

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Who married Alexander Graham Bell?

== == He married Mabel Hubbard. See the related link for more information.

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Who was Alfred Nobel?

The person who introduced the Nobel prize.

He invested 9 million dollars from his will into the Nobel Prize. He did this because he felt guilty for creating dynamite and killing so many people.

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Was Alexander Graham Bell really deaf?

no, But his mother and wife were deaf. He also open up a school for the deaf in Boston witch is now part of BU.

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What was Alexander Graham Bell's achievement?

He inventined the telephone he opened a school of vocal physiology and mechanics.

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