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Nobel Lecture

Polish 8 grudnia 1980 Odczyt z okazji otrzymania Nagrody Nobla I. Moje znalezienie się na tej trybunie powinno być argumentem dla tych wszyst­kich, którzy sławią daną nam od Boga, cudownie złożoną, nieobliczalność życia. W moich latach szkolnych czytałem tomy wydawanej w Polsce serii “Biblioteka Laureatów Nobla”, pamiętam kształt liter i kolor papieru. Myś­lałem wtedy, że…

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Biographical

My ancestors apparently emigrated from Europe in the middle of the 19th century; the Lauterburs probably from Luxembourg, and my mother’s people, Wagners and Weingartners, from Baden-Baden or nearby. They settled in northern Ohio, where my mother’s father, Hans Christian Wagner, married Margaret (Maggie) Weingartner. They lived in Tiffin, Ohio when I was a child,…

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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by C.D. af Wirsén, Permanent Secretary of the on December 10, 1904 One sometimes hears it said that the Nobel Prizes should be awarded to authors still in the prime of life and consequently at the height of their development, in order to shelter them from material difficulties and assure them a wholly…

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Biographical

I was born on July 14, 1935 in Changchun, China, as a Japanese citizen. My family moved to Harbin when I was one and then to Seoul, Korea, two years before the end of World War II. As I was admitted to an elementary school in Harbin at age six, a year earlier than normal,…

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Nobel Lecture

English Nobel Lecture, December 1984 (Translation) On the Pathetic and Lyrical State of Mind I am often asked, particularly by foreigners, how one can explain the great love of poetry in my country: why there exists among us not only an interest in poems but even a need for poetry. Perhaps that means my countrymen…

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Nobel Lecture

Lecture to the memory of Alfred Nobel, December 12, 1969 The Use of Models: Experience and Prospects 1. Essence of models In this lecture I propose to discuss the experience we have had with the method of model building as a contribution to economic science and the prospects for its further application. First of all…

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by Bo Svensén Organisation of Work Once the of the Nobel Foundation had been ratified in June 1900, the Swedish Academy immediately set to work on the preparations required to enable the award of the first Nobel Prize in 1901. A Nobel Committee consisting of five members of the Academy was established in October 1900.…

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Nobel Lecture

English December 7, 2008 In the forest of paradoxes Why do we write? I imagine that each of us has his or her own response to this simple question. One has predispositions, a milieu, circumstances. Shortcomings, too. If we are writing, it means that we are not acting. That we find ourselves in difficulty when…

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by Gösta Ekspong The research leading to an understanding of the nature of light and the emission and absorption processes has been of paramount importance. It led from a beginning in 1900 to the development of quantum physics, reaching a high peak in the 1920s and a fruition towards the mid-century years with the completion…

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by Gösta Ekspong The research leading to an understanding of the nature of light and the emission and absorption processes has been of paramount importance. It led from a beginning in 1900 to the development of quantum physics, reaching a high peak in the 1920s and a fruition towards the mid-century years with the completion…

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