Peace Prizes Author: Karen Young Kreeger

Sidebar: 1995 Scientific Laureates

Last month's announcements of the 1995 Nobel Prize recipients in the sciences were greeted with hearty approval by scientists from various sectors of the research community. Many of these investigators felt a sense of validation for their fields in the selection committees' choices.

In physiology or medicine, the burgeoning discipline of developmental biology was recognized, and the subdiscipline of atmospheric chemistry was honored for the first time. Meanwhile, in physics, two discoverers of subatomic particles were named as laureates, an accolade that some physicists say was long overdue.

This year, as well, the influence of researchers extended beyond the laboratory, as a scientist and a scientist- initiated group were named as the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. The last scientist recognized in this way received the honor 20 years ago.

Another Nobel milestone was reached as the 10th woman...

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