Science: 1960's Nobelmen

1960's Nobelmen

Amid all the hullabaloo about who's ahead in scientific achievement, the Swedish Academy of Science, which awards Nobel Prizes in chemistry and physics, has remained notably indifferent to political leanings. It was not pro-Western sympathy but professional admiration that last week made a pair of U.S. scientists the 1960 Nobel prizewinners in chemistry and physics. The two:

Willard Frank Libby, 51, in chemistry. A lanky (6 ft. 2 in., 200 Ibs.), slow-spoken member of the Atomic Energy Commission between 1954 and 1959, Libby...

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