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During his career, which spans more than six decades, Fraser Stoddart who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has broken rules and, on occasions, upset the research establishment.

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In January 1983 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi discovered HIV – the virus that causes AIDS. Since then, the Nobel Laureate has worked tirelessly both to find a cure and to advocate on behalf of those living with HIV.

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

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In their journey towards the Nobel Prize, each Nobel Laureate has looked at a problem in a new way. They have used creativity to tackle existing problems, or identify new frontiers.

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Paul Nurse speaking at a Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event held in partnership with AstraZeneca

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Nobel Prize Lessons on each Nobel Prize 2019. You will find the teacher's guides, slides, manuscripts and videos to use for free here. Print the texts for students and then start the class.

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2019 - International Year of the Periodic Table

Ever since it was proposed by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, the periodic table has been at the core of chemistry. We take a look at some of the Nobel Laureates who have contributed to this scientific staple.

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Marie and Pierre Curie’s pioneering research led to not one, but two Nobel Prizes, the first for the couple, the second for Marie.

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Pierre and Marie Curie in the "hangar" at l'Ecole de physique et chimie industrielles in Paris, France, where they made their discovery. (Photo taken 1898.)

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What does music mean to you? Do you use it to help relieve stress, anxiety and fall asleep to? For many, the value of music is endless and scientists and Nobel Laureates are no exception. From seeing problems in a new way to fostering discipline, expressing creativity to working as a team, music has helped many laureates in both work and life.

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Albert Einstein with his violin 'Lina'.

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"We know as a matter of history that in a world one degree warmer than today the average sea level was six to nine metres higher. That would mean that central London is underwater."

 

Steven Chu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on lasers but today spends much of his time working on new solutions to tackle climate change.

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Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held – in retrospect – that the Indian national leader should have been selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize. Why?

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Mahatma Gandhi laughing.

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