Posts Tagged ‘levittnobel’

Throw caution to the wind?

March 15, 2016

Throw caution to the wind? Interesting piece about#Nobelprizes. Negative on the continuation of the #chemistry one

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

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

July 19, 2014

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

July 19, 2014

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

Some random tidbits about Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize

May 13, 2014

The science behind Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize 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 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. “}} pics from ceremony

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

March 9, 2014

Collecting stuff related to the Levitt Nobel

March 1, 2014

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…”

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

The science behind Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize

November 4, 2013