Science: Three Prizes

Last week the Swedish Royal Academy of Science awarded its 1936 Nobel Prize for Chemistry to a profound student of molecular structure, Professor Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye, 52, of Berlin's Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics. The Prize for Physics was divided between a pioneer cosmic ray researcher, Professor Victor Franz Hess, 53, of Austria's Innsbruck University, and 31-year-old Professor Carl David Anderson of California Institute of Technology, discoverer of a fundamental particle of matter, the positive electron. Prizeman Debye will receive about $40,000, Prizemen Anderson & Hess each half that sum.


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