James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned
Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 ...
Penrose's and Hawking's early math award revisited
In 1966, it was Roger Penrose who won the prestigious Adams Prize for his essay "An analysis of the structure of space-time." The Adams Prize – named after the British mathematician John Couch Adams – ...
US oral history project wins $1 mn TED Prize
The founder of a project devoted to capturing stories of people's lives spoken in their own words has won a million-dollar TED Prize that comes with an unfettered wish.
Thinking small to stop superbugs
With the help of cutting edge microscopy, new research at U of T Mississauga could help stop "superbugs" in their tracks.
Former Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies
David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.
Three CfA Researchers Share in $3 Million Breakthrough Prize
Harvard researchers Robert Kirshner, Christopher Stubbs, and Peter Challis have been named co-recipients of the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their role in the 1998 discovery of dark energy and ...
Carnegie's Mark Phillips to share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Carnegie astronomer Mark Phillips, interim director of the Las Campanas Observatory, is one of a group of scientists being honored with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Nobel Prize-winning discovery will better train scientists' eyes
Ever since mankind's first attempts to understand what we are made of, we have tried to see and study small things, things not visible to the naked eye. Using magnifying lenses, scientists quickly realized ...
Queen's launches major celebration of the life and legacy of John Stewart Bell
Queen's University is today leading the celebrations of a landmark in modern science, made 50 years ago by John Stewart Bell, a Queen's University graduate and Nobel Prize for Physics nominee.
UF physicists win two top international awards
Each year, the American Physical Society prizes honor the world's leading physicists. This year, two of those coveted awards are going to researchers at the University of Florida.