Science: Nobel Winners

Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry, worth $29,000 each, went last week to three men who have been studying atoms. Like the recent Nobel awards in medicine (TIME, Nov. 6), these were for two years, 1943 and 1944. The winners:

1943 Physics—Otto Stern, 56, a bald, stocky, mustached German, old friend & associate of Albert Einstein, who quit the University of Hamburg when the Nazis came to power, is now a U.S. citizen and research professor at Carnegie Tech.

1944 Physics—Isidor Isaac Rabi, 46, tousle-haired Columbia professor, born in Austria and raised in New York City, who is now on war leave...

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