100 years of the Nobel

December 21, 2001

In a special supplement, guest edited by Sir Harry Kroto, a host of Nobel prize winners write about their priorities for the 21st century, the responsibilities of being a laureate and the challenges for education.

As laureate Leon Lederman says: "There has never been a greater need for all students to appreciate the empowerment given by critical thinking, rationality and by the attributes of freedom, democracy and open-mindedness".

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/The-next-100-yea..."> The next 100 years </a>  
A statement by 100 laureates marking the Nobel prize centenary. (Dec 7 2001)

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/The-greatest-pri..."> The greatest prize of all </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Harry Kroto chemistry laureate 1996 talks about the future of science and the crucial role of doubt.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Beware-the-diabo..."> Beware the diabolical in the sublime </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Joseph Rotblat peace laureate 1995 argues that scientists must take responsibility for their discoveries.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Emission-to-kill..."> Emission to kill </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Paul Crutzen chemistry laureate 1995 considers the nasty surprises that may still lie ahead for mankind.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Champions-of-con..."> Champions of conscience </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> John Polanyi chemistry laureate 1986 praises science's dedication to truth, human rights and heresy.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/How-to-win-a-Nob..."> How to win a Nobel prize </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Leo Esaki physics laureate 1973 offers some do's and don'ts for those with Nobel ambitions.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Vacuum-gleaning/..."> Vacuum gleaning </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Steven Weinberg physics laureate 1979 ponders the quantity  of energy to be found in outer space.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Repulse-the-marc..."> Repulse the march of the morons </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Leon Lederman physics laureate 1988 calls for freedom, democracy and a war on ignorance.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/All-our-worldly-..."> All our wordly good... </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Nadine Gordimer literature laureate 1991 warns that globalisation might be the new face of racism.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/A-purpose-in-the..."> A purpose in the past </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Günter Grass literature laureate 1999 explains how his mixed roots influenced his writing.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Repeat-performan..."> Repeat performances, canny operators and unrecognised genius </a>  
Only a handful of people have won a Nobel prize more than once. (Dec 7 2001)

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/What-does-it-tak..."> What does it take to be a consistent winner? </a>  
For a Nobel, it may not be enough to be clever. Harriet Swain looks at patterns in the prize. (Dec 7 2001)

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Only-2%-of-Nobel..."> Why have so few women won science Nobels? </a>  
In the past, female researchers were often dismissed as the 'brawn behind the brains' in teams of scientists, leaving men to take the credit.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Wonders-of-the-N..."> Wonders of the Nobel world </a>  
Physics laureate 2000 <B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Herb Kroemer and chemistry laureate 1995 <B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Sherwood Rowland select their Nobel and near-Nobel favourites.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/The-green-eyes-o..."> The green eyes on the big prize </a>  
Lobbying and the Nobel campaign trail.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Monday-a-science..."> A Nobel is not all prize and prestige </a>  
The Nobel awards are as much an imposition and burden as they are an opener of doors.

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/Science-makes-se..."> Science makes sense, but let's abandon peace </a>  
If Nobel prizes are really worth all the fuss, why do they fail to acknowledge so much cutting-edge research?

<a class=red href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/News-and-Analysis/The-Nobel?-Its-a..."> The Nobel? It's all about learning to say 'no' </a>  
<B style="FONT-SIZE: 12px"> Paul Nurse medicine or physiology laureate 2001 talks about the winner's workload.


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