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Nobel Prize Winner Leaves Group Over Global Warming
2011-09-26 04:26:00

  A Nobel Prize winning physicist has resigned from the American Physical Society (APS), protesting the organization's official stance on climate change, Philip Sherwell of the Telegraph reported on Sunday. Ivar Giaever, an 82-year-old Norwegian who shared the 1973 Nobel Award for work related to quantum tunneling, left the 48,000 member organization earlier this month because of the APA's position arguing that there is a scientific consensus on the global warming issue. The...

2011-04-02 00:00:29

Dr Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate and CTO of Applied BioPhysics, will conduct a talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Biology of Cancer Meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. His talk with focus on, ECIS, the use of label free impedance sensing for cell research. Troy, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2011 Dr Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate and CTO of Applied BioPhysics, will conduct a talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Biology of Cancer Meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. His talk with...

2004-11-28 21:00:10

FOR the past week, students and staff at TPM Academy have been preparing to welcome the Nobel Laureate of Physics, Professor Dr Ivar Giaever. Dr Giaever's visit to the TPM campus this week is a result of the collaboration among the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation and National Science Centre. His talk entitled How to Start a High-Tech Business is an apt subject as TPM Academy's mission is to produce technopreneurs for the country. Ahmad Faizal...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'