Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Post-Humous Nobel Prizes in Phyiscs
Note to The Royal Swedish Academy: Although the following people are quite dead, we your adoring public, and in great appreciation of the great man that Alfred Nobel was and in your good service thereof, and in great respect to his Last Will and Testament and the intent of his Prizes, humbly request you extend tradition and give post-humous Nobel Prizes in Physics to the following people for their extraordinary accomplishments in Physics:
- Nikola Tesla, of Austrian Empire/United States, and Thomas Edison, of United States, for multiple contributions in Electromagnetism
- Lise Meitner, of Austria/Sweden and Fritz Strassmann, of Germany, for contributions to nuclear fission
- Albert Einstein, of Germany/Switzerland/United States, for The Special Theory of Relativity
- Albert Einstein, of Germany/Switzerland/United States, for The General Theory of Relativity
- Albert Einstein, of Germany/Switzerland/United States, for Brownian Motion
- Satyendra Nath Bose, of India, for Bose-Einstein Condensates
- Albert Einstein, of Germany/Switzerland/United States, for Bose-Einstein Condensates
- Albert Einstein, of Germany/Switzerland/United States, for EPR
Einstein already won for the Photoelectric Effect, but most would agree he deserved 5 more.
- Wolfgang Pauli, of Austria/United States, for Neutrinos
Pauli already won for his Exclusion Principle which launched Chemistry into the stratosphere, but he deserves another in our humble opinion
- Chung-Yao Chao, of China, for experiments leading to the recognition of the positron
- Boris Poldolsky, of Russia/United States, for EPR
- Nathan Rosen, of United States/Israel, for EPR
- Cesar Lattes, of Brazil, and Eugene Gardner, of United States, for discoveries regarding the pion for which their boss Cecil Powell won the award
- Julius Edgar Lilienfeld, of Austria/United States, and Oskar Heil of Germany/United States, for the groundwork that led to the invention of the transistor
- Chien-Shiung Wu, of China/United States, for disproving the law of conservation of parity and numerous contributions
- Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, of India/United States, and Robbert Marshak, of United States, for the V-A Theory of Weak Interactions (Sudershan is still alive)
- Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, of India/United States, for the Sudarshan diagonal representation (also known as Sudarshan-Glauber representation ) in quantum optics (Sudershan is still alive)
George Sudarshan currently holds the record of the most nominated Nobel Prize candidate alive who has yet to receive any Nobel Prize
- Yuval Ne'eman, of Israel, for his 1961 discovery of the classification of hadrons through the SU(3) flavour symmetry
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell, of United Kingdom, who discovered the first radio pulsars, with her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, for which Hewish shared the NPP with Martin Ryle.
Burnell is still alive.
- George Gamow, of Russia/United States, for Quantum tunneling
- George Gamow, of Russia/United States, for Big Bang Cosmogony
- John Stewart Bell, of Northern Ireland, for Bell's Inequality Theorem
- Ralph Alpher, of United States, for predicting the cosmic microwave background radiation and working out in 1948 the underpinnings of the Big Bang theory
keep your eye on Horava gravity and therefore:
- David Bohm, of United States/Israel, for Hidden Variables Theory
We can think of dozens of others who are also deserving, but those are the ones who come first to mind.
We are open to discussion, and we humbly thank you Royals for your kind consideration.