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October 14, 1993 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Kary B. Mullis, an intellectual maverick who surfs La Jolla beaches at sunrise and skates on Rollerblades every night, was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday along with Michael Smith of Vancouver, Canada, for fundamental breakthroughs in genetics. The Nobel Prize in physics went to two Princeton University researchers for their discovery of a pulsar that helped prove Einstein's theory of relativity.
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February 18, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Bill Gordon, who designed a massive radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, arranged funding, shepherded it through construction and was its first director, died Tuesday of natural causes in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 92. Non-astronomers might not be familiar with the name of the Arecibo Observatory, but film buffs will recognize the massive dish, sunk in a limestone sinkhole in the picturesque hills of the island country and was featured in the 1997...
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October 16, 1993 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela and white President Frederik W. de Klerk, former enemies who joined forces to end roughly three centuries of repressive white rule and bring democracy to this strife-torn land, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Nobel Committee in Oslo lauded the leaders of South Africa's two largest political organizations for "their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."
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June 10, 2006 | John Johnson Jr., Times Staff Writer
Across the tapestry of the night sky, hundreds or perhaps thousands of stars are doing frantic dances of death, spinning wildly around each other and shooting off waves of invisible gravitational energy like interstellar beacons. In one of the most exotic observatories in the world, Fred Raab is waiting for those waves to wash up on the shoreline of Earth. When they do, they could change our understanding of the universe.
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