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Why didn't Einstein win a second Nobel Prize, for relativity?

The time when experimental evidence supporting relativity began to appear coincided with the rise of antisemitism in Germany following Germany's defeat in WWI. Antisemitism was on the rise in Germany;...
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Why didn't John von Neumann win the Turing Award, Fields Medal or Nobel Prize?

I don't know about the Fields medal, but he could not have won the Nobel prize since the only appropriate one would have been the one in Economics, which was awarded for the first time in 1969, 12 ...
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Nobel Prize for Applied Mathematics

Here is a list of "Mathematicians who were awarded Nobel prize" taken from this paper 1902 Lorentz (Physics) 1904 Rayleigh (Physics) 1911 Wien (Physics) 1918 Planck (Physics) 1921 Einstein (...
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Do Nobel prizes tend to go to theorists or experimenters?

Statistically, experimenters are typically favored. One reason is that theories are only Nobelized when confirmed, and that may take too long for getting the prize. Another is that new experimental ...
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Why didn't John von Neumann win the Turing Award, Fields Medal or Nobel Prize?

At the inception of the Fields medal it was intended to encourage young mathematicians, hence the age restriction. Nash was famously overlooked for the Fields medal because it was thought that ''he ...
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Why aren't Nobel nomination archives updated more often?

The Nobel Prize organization was kind to answer to my question. They are lagging to reveal the information "due to lack of resources". They also responded that concerning Physics, these are ...
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Cosmic microwave background and "white dielectric"

Wilson tells the story in his Nobel lecture of 1978: Thus we seemed to be left with the antenna as the source of our extra noise. We calculated a contribution of $0.9 \text{K}$ from its resistive ...
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Why didn't Einstein's Nobel Prize mention relativity theory?

It seems that: The rules for the Nobel Prize in Physics require that the significance of achievements being recognized has been "tested by time". In practice it means that the lag between the ...
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Why didn't Einstein's Nobel Prize mention relativity theory?

@ Geremia, you should really abstain from citing a well-known anti-semite Bjerknes when trying to be objective about Einstein. And no, Special Relativity doesn't "belong" to Poincare and Lorentz but ...
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Nobel Prize for Applied Mathematics

Merton and Scholes received the 1997 Nobel prize in Economics for the famous Black–Scholes–Merton model, which is a mathematical model for the dynamics of a financial market containing derivative ...
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Why didn't Einstein win a second Nobel Prize, for relativity?

A short answer to the question might be that, after the Nobel award to Einstein in 1922, many people were given the impression that it had been awarded for relativity, and that consequently he ...
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Why didn't Einstein's Nobel Prize mention relativity theory?

Some good history is to be found in Pais A., How Einstein Got the Nobel Prize: Why did the Nobel Committee for Physics wait so long before giving Einstein the Prize, and why did they not award it for ...
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List of Nobel laureates classified by majors

Google gives: Jack St. Clair Kilby, a 1950 masters degree graduate in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a co-winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in physics.
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Cosmic microwave background and "white dielectric"

With this help I found this old chat discussion from which I relocated the YouTube video Arno Penzias & Robert Wilson from BBC movie "Hawking" (2004) in which they recount the story, ...
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List of Nobel laureates classified by majors

Paul Dirac is a well known physics Nobel laureate for his work in the foundations of quantum mechanics (in 1933 alongside Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heisenberg). His biography in the Nobel ...
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What did the Italian Nobel laureate Riccardo Giacconi think about the Multiverse hypothesis?

I can confirm that there isn't anything on the net. Moreover, Giacconni has written two books, one on X-Ray astronomy, first published in 1974 and although he mentions the cosmic X-Ray background ...
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For shared Nobel prizes, where does the medal go?

For shared nobel prize..... Suppose two persons share a nobel prize then both will get a medal but prize money will be diveded in two parts depending upon contribution say 50% and 50% or 75% and 25% ...
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Why didn't Einstein's Nobel Prize mention relativity theory?

Taken literally, the answer is that it actually does, i.e. the handcrafted diploma given to Einstein mentions the theory general of relativity in a bizarre caveat: …independent of the value that (...
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