How Nobel Prize winner physicist Lev Landau ranked the best physics minds of his generation.
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From literature to physics, the annual Nobel Prizes aim to highlight the most groundbreaking achievements in every field.
Three scientist friends, working separately, share the prestigious prize.
Don't denigrate immigrants, says Jared Diamond. You are one.
A new experiment shows that two observers can experience divergent realities (if they go subatomic).
Over 100 new pages of Einstein's writings, including long-lost calculations, have been made public.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
Following World War I, President Woodrow Wilson nearly died trying to ensure world peace.
You may not recognize the names, but these seven scientists have improved the lives of people the world over.
The incredible story of a scientist who survived gulags, fighting to change his country and physics.
Electrons show chemists how to see more with less.
Famous physicists like Richard Feynman think 137 holds the answers to the Universe.
Lederman helped promote the importance of particle physics to the general public and his research laid the groundwork for the Standard Model.
The field they work in is quite cutting edge.
Strickland, whose research helped advance the field of laser science, is the only living female Nobel laureate for physics.
In the 1990s, the two scientists made key discoveries that led to the development of promising new cancer-fighting immunotherapy drugs.
The most influential contemporary scientists and their accomplishments.
These scientists scooped up the Nobel by detecting a ripple in space-time.
LIGO and Virgo reveal a gravitational wave was detected on two different continents. Here's what that means and why it matters.
This could end the days of suffering through cancer treatment.
How do you win a Nobel Prize in Literature? First you must get nominated, then it gets hard.
Though the logic of the Nobel committee is pretty easy to glean when it comes to the sciences, in other, less-defined categories, it surprises on a fairly regular basis.
How do we make fair contracts? These guys figured it out, and their work has implications in ethical and business questions about companies like Enron and privatized prisons.