Posts Tagged ‘levittnobel’

Throw caution to the wind?

March 15, 2016

Throw caution to the wind?
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21684774-everything-stay-same-everything-may-need-change-throw-caution Interesting piece about#Nobelprizes. Negative on the continuation of the #chemistry one

@Chemjobber I agree. Sad to see chemistry so assaulted!

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Conformational Optimization with Natural Degrees of Freedom: A Novel Stochastic Chain Closure Algorithm

July 19, 2014

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3119633/

Comprehensive Evaluation of Protein Structure Alignment Methods: Scoring by Geometric Measures

July 19, 2014

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2692023/

Maps of protein structure space reveal a fundamental relationship between protein structure and function

July 19, 2014

Maps of protein structure space reveal a fundamental relationship between protein structure and function
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/30/12301.abstract

Some random tidbits about Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize

May 13, 2014

The science behind Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/october/michael-levitt-science-100913.html Interesting spin on the Nobel: no mention of the word “chemist”, just “biologist”. No mention of QMM, but lots of discussion of protein structure prediction and folding.

Stanford Nobel winner Levitt stunned by good news – San Jose Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_24276968/stanford-nobel-winner-levitt-stunned-by-good-news QT:{{”
His hero is French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who at 70 indignantly told someone at her Museum of Modern Art exhibit, “You think this is a retrospective? I’m just beginning.” Then she rented a Brooklyn warehouse and went on to create her most famous work. “}}

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/american-british-israeli-biophysicist-michael-levitt-news-photo/454782861
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/professor-michael-levitt-laureate-of-the-nobel-prize-in-news-photo/454797555 pics from ceremony

The 2013 Nobel prizes: Higgs’s bosuns | The Economist

March 9, 2014

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21587771-awards-fundamental-physics-how-cells-transport-chemicals-and-ways

Collecting stuff related to the Levitt Nobel

March 1, 2014

http://storify.com/markgerstein/tweets-related-to-the-levitt-nobel.html

Peter Higgs: I wouldn’t be productive enough for today’s academic system | Science | The Guardian

March 1, 2014

#Quotes from #Higgs, eg “[how’d I] ever have enough peace & quiet in the present sort of climate to do what I did…”
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/06/peter-higgs-boson-academic-system

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/17/peter-higgs-boson-god-particle-fame-nuisance

Higgs also said:

“When my wife and I got married, she thought of me being an easygoing person and I warned her I wasn’t….
I was easygoing in terms of being adaptable in my social life. But maybe I suffered a personality change in the mid-60s and became more dedicated to things involving work because it had become successful in some way.”

“After I retired it was quite a long time before I went back to my department. I thought I was well out of it. It wasn’t my way of doing things any more. Today I wouldn’t get an academic job. It’s as simple as that. I don’t think I would be regarded as productive enough.”

Scientists who took chemistry into cyberspace win Nobel Prize | Reuters

November 4, 2013

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/09/us-nobel-chemistry-idUSBRE9980AO20131009

The science behind Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize

November 4, 2013

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/october/michael-levitt-science-100913.html