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Oral presentation done by students in the class "English for Chemistry" (Module II) in Servei de Llengües UAB Course 2010-2011

Oral presentation done by students in the class "English for Chemistry" (Module II) in Servei de Llengües UAB Course 2010-2011

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  • 1. IG and Nobel Prizes
    Jorge Ali Torres
    Elisabeth Ortega CarrascoManuel Angel Ortuño Maqueda
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
    Analyze people and social trends 
    YourDictionary.com !
    Keyword: chemistry
  • 3. NP AND IG-NP
    Honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for their achievements
    Research that makes people laugh and then think
    From 1991
    From 1901
    Stockholm (Sweden)
    Harvard University (MA, USA)
    Diploma and medal
    Over USD 1 million **
    Very awful prize…
    ** JEAN-PAUL SARTRE (France) declined NP of Literature in 1964
  • 4. NP ORIGIN
    His last will
    “The capital shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.”
    “The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, [...] physics [...] chemical discovery [...] medicine [...] literature [...] and peace congresses.”  
  • 5. IG-NP ORIGIN
    Make people laugh, then think
    Spur people’s curiosity
    How do you decide what's important and what's not, and what's real and what's not ?
    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but, 'That's funny..." —Isaac Asimov
  • 6. IG-NP NOMINATION
    How to nominate someone  marca@chem2.harvard.edu
    How the winners are chosen
    Board of Governors:
    scientists, writers, athletes+ random passerby
    Pool> 5000 each year
    refine
    Top 10
    NO
    NO
    Finalist exists?
    True work?
    Finalist accepts?
    NO
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Congratulations!
  • 7. ALL NP STATS
    Female
    Organization
    Male
  • 8. CHEM NP STATS
  • 9. CHEM NP STATS
    NP 
    IG-NP 
  • 10. First Nobel Prize
    Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff in 1901
    “in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions”
  • 11. Jacobus van’t Hoff
    He made the most importants discoveries in theoretical chemistry since Dalton’s time.
    He explained Osmotic Pressure according to Avogadro’s Law.
    • Because of that, he wasawardedwiththefirst Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Last Nobel Prize
    Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichiNegishi, AkiraSuzuki in 2010
    “for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis”
  • 12. Cross-coupling reactions:
    Applications:
     
  • 13. A special case of Nobel Prize:the ammonia synthesis
    Fritz Haber in 1918
    "for the synthesis of ammonia from its elements".
  • 14. Fritz Haber
    Why is to important this Nobel Prize?
    Ammonia + land = more production = more food
    = MORE POPULATION!
  • 15. Selected Nobel Prizes
    • Marie Sklodowska (1911): "in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element"
    • 16. Linus Pauling (1954): "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances“
  • Selected Nobel Prizes
    Walter Kohn, John Pople (1998):"for his development of the density-functional theory“ (Kohn)and "for his development of computational methods in quantum chemistry“ (Pople)
    Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, Ada E. Yonath (2009):"for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"
  • 17. IG Nobel and Nobel Prizes: A Link
  • 18. The Curious Case ofAndre Geim
     “First make people laugh, and then make them think"
  • 19. Some Chemistry Selected Cases
    2008, Chemistry
    To Sharee A. Umpierre of the University of Puerto Rico, Joseph A. Hill of The Fertility Centers of New England (USA), Deborah J. Anderson of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School (USA), for discovering that Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide, and to Chuang-Ye Hong of Taipei Medical University (Taiwan), C.C. Shieh, P. Wu, and B.N. Chiang (all of Taiwan) for discovering that it is not.
    2010, Chemistry
    Eric Adams of MIT, Scott Socolofsky of Texas A&M University, Stephen Masutani of the University of Hawaii, and BP [British Petroleum], for disproving the old belief that oil and water don’t mix.
  • 20. And, Spanish Local Cuisine…
  • 21. The Earth is Round!!!
    Some years ago!!!
    In the XV century!!!
  • 22. Why Randomly-Selected Politicians Would Improve Democracy
    A small number of randomly selected legislators should make parliaments more effective!!!
    Let me think about it…
    …The research of the future?
  • 23. The other side of the coin
    Sometimes people think that
    Nobel prizes are actually
    IG Nobel prizes!
    http://www.wirefresh.com/obamas-nobel-peace-prize-69-of-twitter-users-say-wtf/
  • 24. The Ig Nobels: Honor or Ridicule?
    Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
    —Dame Edna Everage