On the Nobel Prize in Physics, Controversies, and Errors

von Chung Y. Lo

On the Nobel Prize in Physics, Controversies, and Errors
Chung Y. Lo

Applied and Pure Research Institute, Nashua, NH 03060, United States, 2010

The Nobel Prizes were established in 1895 by the Swedish chemist Alfred Bernhard Nobel for those who confer the „greatest benefit on mankind“, and specifically in physics, chemistry, peace, physiology or medicine, and literature. In 1968 the Nobel Memorial Prize
in Economic Sciences was established. Since the first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901, the proceedings, nominations, awards, and exclusions have generated criticism and controversy. Here, the controversies and errors related to the Nobel Physics Prize are discussed. It is concluded that, to implement the will of Nobel better, it is necessary to do some subsequently following up works after the prizes are awarded. Moreover, it is suggested: 1)A s the will of Nobel demands, the Nobel Committee should formally rectify their past errors in sciences. 2) Timely update the status of achievements awarded Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology or Medicine when clarifications are necessary. This would further enhance the service to the will of Nobel. 3) To strengthen the implementation of Nobel’s will, a Nobel Prize for Mathematics should be established.



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