Quote of the week:
Spotlight on Nobel Prizewinners:
"Whatever our field - science, technology, humanities, art - we are excited by the challenge of research at an endless frontier, and also humbled by the vastness of our ignorance."
-Elias James Corey (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1990)
"Mankind's drive to uncover the secrets of life's processes and use this knowledge led to spectacular advances in the biological and health sciences. Chemistry richly contributes to this by helping our understanding at the molecular level."
-George A. Olah (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1994)
"Our colleagues, indeed all citizens everywhere, should have the right to think in a free and open manner, to imagine and discover the previously unimagined and unknown without anticipating that there might be oppressive consequences."
-Sidney Altman (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1989)
"Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that - given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind - chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth.
Kenichi Fukui (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1981)"
"Who, nowadays, still considers that the magnificent dyes colouring our garments and furnishings are derived from unsightly coal tar, or that sweet tasting saccharin is prepared from the same material? The point is that chemical transformations are so thorough that the end-product retains nothing at all of the properties of the original substance."
-Emil Fischer (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1902)"
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