Israeli Scientist Wins Nobel in Chemistry

Son Leonard sent an email alerting me that an Israeli scientist had won a Nobel Prize.    After I clicked on the link, I realized that I knew the winner — Dr. Danny Shechtman!  He used to work on sabbatical at Wright Patterson AFB, and my mother used to have him at our home for dinner.

You should read more about his saga.  It’s a great story of pursuing discoveries at odds with popular opinion (or science)…  Leave it to a Jewish scientist to have the right personality to ignore cat calls and criticism.

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