The Nobel Prize in 1908

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The Nobel Prizes are international awards bestowed once a year by Scandinavian committees for cultural and scientific advances. They were established in 1895 by the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.

The Laureats of 1908 were:
in Physics: Gabriel Lippmann (1845 - 1921) for "his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference";
in Chemistry: Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937) for "his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances";
in Physiology or Medicine: Ilya Ilyich Mechnikoff (1845 - 1916) and Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) "in recognition of their work on immunity";
in Literature: Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846 - 1926) "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life";
in Peace: Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844 - 1916) and Fredrik Bajer (1837 - 1922).

This multilingual collection (in Danish, English, French, German, and Swedish) contains the presentation speeches for the Laureats, their biographies, as well as the "Nobel lectures" by the Laureats. (Summary by Availle and Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Science

Language: Multilingual

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Distribution des Prix Suédois en 1908 Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:04:58
Play 02 Physique: Lippmann - Discours de Présentation Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:07:28
Play 03 Physique: Lippmann - Biographie Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:07:47
Play 04 Physique: Lippmann - Conférence Nobel Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:07:45
Play 05 Chemistry: Rutherford - Presentation Speech montmorency
00:09:44
Play 06 Chemistry: Rutherford - Biography janbbeck
00:08:22
Play 07 Chemistry: Rutherford - Nobel Lecture montmorency
00:34:36
Play 08 Medizin/Physiologie: Metchnikoff und Ehrlich - Festrede zur Verleihung Availle
00:11:10
Play 09 Médecine/Physiologie I: Metchnikoff - Biographie Kalynda
00:06:35
Play 10 Medizin/Physiologie II: Ehrlich - Biographie Availle
00:06:10
Play 11 Médecine/Physiologie I: Metchnikoff - Conférence Nobel Nadine Eckert-Boulet
01:02:19
Play 12 Medizin/Physiologie II: Ehrlich - Nobel Vortrag Availle
00:57:51
Play 13 Literatur: Eucken - Festrede zur Verleihung Martin Harbecke
00:24:19
Play 14 Literatur: Eucken - Biographie Availle
00:05:17
Play 15 Literatur: Eucken - Nobel Vortrag Martin Harbecke
00:56:43
Play 16 Paix I: Arnoldson - Biographie Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 17 Paix II: Bajer - Biographie Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:05:31
Play 18 Fred I: Arnoldson - Nobelprisföredrag Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:25:51
Play 19 Fred II: Bajer - Nobel Foredrag Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:38:15