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February 26, 2010

If you watch any of the video footage of Nobel Laureates on Nobelprize.org, something you quickly discover is that they are a curious bunch – they thrive on discovering new things. For some this love of learning appears to be innate, while others describe how the passion was nurtured by parents or particular teachers. For almost all Laureates, it seems that learning has always meant fun.

Nobelprize.org tries, throughout the site, to convey this "Pleasure of finding things out", as Physics Laureate Richard Feynman so beautifully described it. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Educational Games section of the site, where simulations, games and multimedia productions offer entertaining insights into Nobel Prize-awarded achievements across every discipline. Alongside hosting a feast of resources for students and teachers, it’s a really fun place to browse.

So why not indulge your curiosity, follow the links below and enjoy getting to grips with some of the science behind the Nobel Prizes.


Several Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work connected to the invention and development of the laser, and in this game, the most popular on Nobelprize.org, players get illuminated while arranging a laser party.
Join the party »

Blood Typing NOT YOUR TYPE?
Thanks to Karl Landsteiner, the 1930 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine who discovered human blood groups, blood transfusions became very much safer. This game puts players in the Emergency Room, where they must choose the right blood type for their patients.
Get to work »

Pavlov's dog PAVLOV'S DOG
Learn about conditioned reflexes and the work of 1904 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Ivan Pavlov as you train your very own version of his famous dog to respond to a signal that means food is on the way.
Dinner time? »

Nerve Signaling CONNECTIONS
Nobelprize.org's Nerve Signaling production illustrates the links between several related Nobel Prizes, while tracing the development of our understanding of the way nerve cells communicate with one another.
Follow the links »

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Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 3:24 PM
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January 29, 2010

Nobelprize.org funds much of its educational outreach using donations received from sponsors, and previous newsletters have highlighted many productions presented with such support. We also undertake educational initiatives in collaboration with the sponsors, and this first newsletter of 2010 is dedicated to introducing one of them: the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative.

Since 2006, this collaborative programme has been bringing Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry face-to-face with students around the globe. At each of the six annual events Laureates spend two days interacting with students on campus, through a series of lectures, Q&A forums and impromptu discussions. These interactions are captured on video and delivered free to a global audience via the website for the Initiative, Honeywellscience.com, which presents over 40 hours of video featuring 17 Laureates from previous events. Play the video podcast on the homepage for a quick guide to the site.

For the first three events of 2010, the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative (HNI) will be visiting India, the United States and China. The links below give a flavour of the content you can find on Honeywellscience.com related to these spring events, as well pointing to examples of the wealth of information about the three participating Nobel Laureates available on Nobelprize.org.

Adam Smith


Highlights from the Honeywell Nobel Interactive Studio

In mid-February, Eric Cornell will be visiting Bangalore to take part in his second HNI event. As always, we'll be webcasting his main lecture, on the weird behaviour of ultracold atoms. Sign-up for details and e-mail notifications via the event summary page.
Preview the event on Honeywellscience.com »
One way of navigating your way through the Initiative, past and future, is via the interactive event map. In early March, Robert Grubbs will visit the University of Minnesota. Preview a snapshot of the event by clicking on the location.
Browse the map on Honeywellscience.com »
In the last of the Spring events, in Shanghai, David Gross will discuss 25 questions that define the frontiers of physics and that might guide physics over the next 25 years. To be kept informed of key dates and developments for the Honeywell Nobel Initiative, sign-up to the HNI's monthly newsletter.
Sign-up now on Honeywellscience.com »

Highlights from Nobelprize.org

Eric Cornell and his co-Laureates Wolfgang Ketterle and Carl Wieman were awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics for producing Bose-Einstein Condensates, a new state of matter that had been postulated to exist 70 years beforehand. This presentation illustrates their discoveries.
View the presentation on Nobelprize.org »
Organic change ORGANIC CHANGE
Robert Grubbs was co-discoverer, together with Yves Chauvin and Richard Schrock, of the metathesis method for synthesising new organic molecules. Their work, along with that of the recipients of 22 further Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, is summarized in this collection of organic chemistry Speed Reads.
Choose a Speed Read on Nobelprize.org »
David Gross, David Politzer and Frank Wilczek were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for their theoretical discoveries concerning the nature of the force acting between quarks in the atomic nucleus. The following short documentary explains their work.
Watch the documentary on Nobelprize.org »