When Nobel Prize Received For ‘Fake’ Research! Know 9 such unheard stories

Nobel Prize The Nobel Prize is awarded to the people in the name of Alfred Nobel. In such a situation, let us know some strange facts related to the Nobel Prize …

Facts about Nobel Prize

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This year’s Nobel Prize has begun. On Monday, this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Paibo. He was given this award for his discovery on ‘the evolution of human beings’. The Nobel Prize is named after Alfred Nobel, who was a renowned chemist, investor and philanthropist. Alfred Nobel is known worldwide for the discovery of dynamite. In such a situation, let us know some facts related to the Nobel Prize in the name of Alfred Nobel.

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  1. Alfred Nobel’s brother, Ludwig, died in 1888. But a French newspaper mistakenly titled its condolence message ‘Death of the Merchant of Death’. After knowing this, Alfred thought that after death the world can remember him in this way. In this way he instituted the Nobel Prize to honor those who did good to humanity in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace.
  2. The Nobel Prize medal is made of 18 carat gold. It weighs 169 grams and measures 2.6 inches in diameter. Many medals have even been sold later. These medals have been auctioned for crores of rupees. In 2014, James Watson sold his medal for $4.7 million (about Rs 38 crore), but the Russian billionaire who bought it later returned the medal.
  3. Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17. In this way she became the youngest winner to win this award. In second place was Sir William Lawrence Bragg, who at the age of 25 won the Nobel in 1915 for his work on X-rays. At the same time, economist Leonid Hurwicz won the Nobel in 2007 at the age of 90. In this way he became the oldest winner to win the award.
  4. Thousands of people around the world submit nominations for the award. This includes university professors, lawmakers, former Nobel laureates and members of the committee itself. The point to be noted here is that the nomination is kept secret for 50 years. The Nobel Prize Committee takes 50 years to update the information about the nominees in its database.
  5. On winning the Nobel Prize, the winner is given an amount of one million dollars. University of Chicago professor Robert Lucas was about to become a millionaire in 1995 when he won the prize for economics. But it was then that Lucas learned that his wife had put a condition in their divorce agreement six years earlier that if her husband received the Nobel Prize, he would give her half the amount.
  6. If we talk about any family, which has won the most Nobel, then it is the Curie family. Marie Curie won the Nobel in Physics in 1903 along with her husband Pierre. Then he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911. At the same time, Marie’s daughter Irene Joliot-Curie and husband Frederic Joliot-Curie won this prize in Physics in 1935. Then Marie’s son-in-law Henry Richardson Labois was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 by UNICEF.
  7. Danish physician Johannes Fibiger won the Nobel in Physiology or Medicine in 1926. He had told that roundworm causes cancer in rats. But this was not the case, because the mice they tested were given food without any vitamin A. Because of this the rats died. However, this thing came to light after many years. But in 2010 it was called one of the biggest mistake.
  8. Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner discovered the nuclear fission of uranium. But in 1945, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the Nobel in Chemistry to his longtime collaborator Otto Hahn. However, in 1982 the Meitnerium (Mt) element was named after her in honor of Lise Meitner.
  9. According to the rules of the Nobel Prize, it cannot be awarded posthumously. However, the only exception to this was made in 2011, when Canadian immunologist Ralph Steinman was awarded the Nobel for Physiology or Medicine. The Nobel Committee announced the prize on October 3, 2011, but it did not know that Steinman had died a few days earlier. However, later it was decided to retain the award.