Everyone knows that winning the Nobel Prize is a big deal, but why do we even have a Nobel Prize? And why does it matter?
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“At the age of 17, Swedish Alfred Nobel spoke five languages fluently. Nobel became an inventor and businessman, and at the time of his death on 10 December 1896, he had 355 patents worldwide – one of them was the patent on dynamite.”
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“No one can really agree on why the Nobel Prizes are a much bigger deal than all the other prizes out there. Perhaps it’s because they’ve been around for more than a century or because the prize – roughly $1 million – is so large. But at this point, they’re definitely one of the most impressive awards around.”
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“Werner Heisenberg is one of history’s physics giants, and he took the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932, at 31, ‘for the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen.'”
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