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Banquet speech

Barbara McClintock’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1983 Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to be here, and charmed by the warmth of the Swedish people. And I wish to thank them for their many courtesies. I understand I am here this evening because the maize plant, with…

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Biographical

In the fall of 1921 I attended the only course in genetics open to undergraduate students at Cornell University. It was conducted by C. B. Hutchison, then a professor in the Department of Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, who soon left Cornell to become Chancellor of the University of California at Davis, California. Relatively few…

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by Howard Green To paraphrase George Orwell, every person is unique, but some are more unique than others. There has never been anyone like Barbara McClintock in this world, nor ever will be. She was not simply a representative of a type. Some have considered her as an eccentric, others as a heroine of Science,…

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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…

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Monthly November 2019 The right answer is Philip Noel-Baker. is the only person to have both an Olympic and Nobel Prize medal. He was a British diplomat and amateur athlete who was passionate about disarmament. He won a silver medal for the 1500 meters during the 1920 Summer Olympic Games. Thirty-nine years later he followed…

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