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FEBRUARY 2017
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Still Remembered 50 Years Later - 1967 Nobel Laureates
Hans Bethe - His eyes on the sun and stars
"Why does the Sun shine?" One of 1967 Physics Laureate Hans Bethe's contributions was to reveal how the Sun behaves and to describe the role nuclear reactions play in producing the energy of the Sun and stars.
arrow More about Hans Bethe's Nobel Prize in Physics

Manfred Eigen.
Manfred Eigen.
"It turned out to be the fastest reaction we know"
Manfred Eigen, Ronald G.W. Norrish and George Porter shared the 1967 Chemistry Prize for studies of extremely fast reactions. In this interview, Manfred Eigen remembers his early experiments and studies.
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"We who work in vision are happy to have it made so visible"
The 1967 Medicine Prize gave us insight into the nature of the subtle processes in the eye. The three Laureates Ragnar Granit, Keffer Hartline and George Wald shared the prize. In his speech at the Nobel Banquet, George Wald said that the Nobel Prize had "cast a radiance upon our science".
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George Wald.
George Wald.

Miguel Angel Asturias.
Miguel Angel Asturias.
A messenger from Latin America
Guatemalan author and poet Miguel Angel Asturias was awarded the 1967 Literature Prize for writings "deep-rooted in the national traits and traditions of Indian peoples of Latin America". He is a prominent representative of the modern literature of Latin America, with a social pathos and an intense involvement in the situation of his country. Miguel Angel Asturias is the first of two Nobel Laureates from Guatemala.
arrow Watch a video clip of Miguel Angel Asturias being interviewed in Paris after the prize announcement

No Peace Prize awarded in 1967
Why wasn't the Peace Prize awarded in 1967? That we do not know, as the discussions remain secret for 50 years. The Statutes of the Nobel Foundation state that "If none of the works under consideration is found to be of the importance indicated in the first paragraph, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year". The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to reserve the prize amount to the following year, but did not use it then, so the prize amount for 1967 was allocated to the funds.
arrow More facts about the Nobel Peace Prize
Statutes.
The cover of the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation when it was promulgated on 29 June 1900.

Medal for the Prize in Economic Sciences.
Medal for the Prize in Economic Sciences.
No Prize in Economic Sciences
It wasn't until 1969 that the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was instituted. The award is given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences according to the same principles as for the Nobel Prizes. A total of 78 Laureates have received the award during the years.
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Alfred Nobel's will
In his will, Alfred Nobel specified that most of his 31 million SEK should fund the Nobel Prizes. His fortune was based on a new explosive. What was it called? Make a guess and click to submit your answer.
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