The road to Stockholm [electronic resource] : Nobel prizes, science, and scientists / István Hargittai.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
- Oxford Paperbacks
1 online resource (389 p.)
- Scientists -- Biography.
Science -- Awards.
- Electronic books.
- The Nobel Prize is by far the highest recognition a scientist may receive and the only one with which the general public is familiar. Its prestige has reached improbable heights. At the same time a lot of myth surrounds the Nobel Prize, and this is compounded by the fact that people tend to view scientists with some bewilderment.This book introduces the process of selection of the laureates, discusses the ingredients for scientific discovery and for getting recognition. It reviews the decisive moments of scientific careers en route to the Nobel Prize, points to characteristic features of the l
- Cover; Contents; 1 The Nobel Prize and Sweden; 2 The Nobel Prize and narional politics; 3 Who wins Nobel Prizes?; 4 Discoveries; 5 Overcoming adversity; 6 What turned you to science?; 7 Venue; 8 Mentor; 9 Changing and combining fields; 10 Making an impact; 11 Is there life after the Nobel Prize?; 12 Who did not win; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Notes; Further reading; Nobel laureates in the sciences, 1901-2001; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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