Alchemical Thoughts

Some links on the Nobel Prizes

Posted on: October 23, 2009

This is mostly a small link dump for a post I am may write for our library blog about the Nobel Prizes. In addition to writing about the recent awards announced, I have spotted a couple of items out there that may be of interest as well.

Also, I need to check and see if the winners may have books out or books written about them or their work that we may have in our collection; this information can then be added to the post later as well.

Update note (Same day):

Here are a couple of stories on this year's Nobel laureate in literature, Herta Mueller. A lot of the attitude was "wtf is Herta?" as conveyed by the news stories. I will admit that I had not heard of her, but then again, there are a few other Nobel laureates in literature (and other fields) I had never heard of before I read about them winning the award, and I certainly did not go out of my way to be dismissive. Instead, I wanted to learn more. Why some, especially Americans, feel a need to poo poo an accomplishment like this is beyond me. Seems like a display of ignorance, and then they wonder why the rest of the world has a negative opinion. The stories:

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