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2011-05-09 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a global initiative between Nobel Media AB, the media company of the Nobel Foundation and AstraZeneca the pharmaceutical company, staff and students at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will have the rare opportunity to meet and learn from a Nobel Prize awarded scientist, Dr Michael Brown, on May 12, 2011. Awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Dr Brown will give a lecture at his alma mater, entitled...

2009-10-20 04:00:00

STOCKHOLM, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- YouTube viewers worldwide have the unique opportunity to "Ask a Nobel Laureate" a question on the official Nobel Prize YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize). Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006, John Mather, an astrophysicist from NASA, is the first Nobel Laureate to participate and he will answer a selection of questions from the online community. Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Foundation, manages The...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.