December 11, 1987 |
President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica accepted the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, urging the superpowers to stop meddling in Central America and let the region solve its own problems. "If they cannot refrain from amassing weapons of war, then in the name of God, at least they should leave us in peace," Arias said in his speech accepting the prize, which includes a 23-carat Nobel medallion and a monetary award valued at about $350,000.
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January 15, 1988 |
Hilary Buff, 17, of Anaheim, an active youth leader at Anaheim's Temple Beth Emet and a Loara High School senior, is the first female student to be elected international president of the United Synagogue of America Youth Program. The group, organized nearly half a century ago, is made up of 25,000 Conservative Jewish teen-agers from the United States, Canada, Israel and England.
December 8, 1987 |
American Robert M. Solow, the Nobel laureate for economics, said Monday that the U.S. dollar is still searching for its proper value and is likely to continue falling. Solow, honored for his theories of economic growth, also said America's trading partners should expand their economies to help the United States resolve its trade imbalance.
October 14, 1987 |
Two Americans, UCLA Prof. Donald J. Cram and retired DuPont chemist Charles J. Pedersen, shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry today with a French researcher for their work in molecular research, while a West German and a Swiss scientist were awarded the prize in physics for their discoveries in the field of superconductivity. Cram and Pedersen shared the prize with Frenchman Jean-Marie Lehn. The physics prize went to Georg Bednorz of West Germany and K.
October 18, 1990 |
Scientists at U.S. institutions swept the Nobel Prizes in chemistry and physics this year, and a California research center was a key player in pioneering research that led to the awarding of the physics prize to three experimenters. The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Wednesday to three physicists who made major discoveries about the fundamental nature of matter while working 20 years ago at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park.
December 2, 2001
On the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize, the government of Sweden and more than a dozen California educational institutions remind us that a disproportionate number of laureates have ties to the state--ties, it must be admitted, that in some cases seem comparable to an innkeeper's boast that George Washington slept there. So be it. The Golden State is nothing if not inclusive.