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Sprout Social : 2018 Nobel Laureates Frances Arnold and Donna Strickland show off chocolate versions of their #NobelPrize medals.

Chemistry Laureate Arnold conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, while Physics Laureate Strickland revolutionised laser technology.


Sprout Social : On 7 July 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years, was adopted. The signed treaty in the picture is held by the Executive Director of ICAN, Beatrice Fihn.

Sprout Social : I was not always the best student with the highest grades, but my teachers saw something in me and tried to encourage me. - Nobel Laureate May-Britt Moser.

This girl would grow up to uncover one of the brains biggest mysteries: grid cells, which act as the brains inner GPS.

Sprout Social : What traits do you need in order to become a successful scientist?

Elizabeth Blackburn shares what she believes are the four most important traits. Blackburn shared the 2009 Medicine Prize with Carol Greider and Jack Szostak for their research on telomeres and telomerase.

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Sprout Social : When I meet people in different parts of the world, I am always reminded that we are all basically alike; we are all human beings.

Happy 85th birthday to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, awarded the 1989 #NobelPeacePrize.

Read his #NobelPrize lecture:

Sprout Social : In 1981 Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer developed the scanning tunneling microscope. Five years later they were awarded the Physics Prize.

Learn more by reading their paper Surface Studies by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, published on this day in 1982:…

Sprout Social : Dolly (born 5 July 1996) was the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. The technique used to clone Dolly followed the principles put forward by Nobel Laureate John Gurdon, who had shown the genetic material from an adult frog cell could be used to grow a new frog.

Sprout Social : A man who knows everything. This, reportedly, was my reply to a school teacher asking me what I’d like to become when I grow up.

Happy birthday to Gerard t Hooft, awarded the 1999 Physics Prize for for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics.

Sprout Social : Do what you love and what you think you are good at.

Donna Stricklands advice might help us all make better decisions. Strickland was awarded the 2018 #NobelPrize in Physics for her work with optical pulses.

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Sprout Social : Remembering the remarkable Marie Skłodowska Curie - awarded the 1903 Physics and 1911 Chemistry Prize - who passed away #OTD in 1934.


Sprout Social : #OTD in 2012, physicists at CERN discovered the Higgs particle, confirming the theory of how particles acquire mass. François Englert and Peter Higgs had independently postulated the existence of the Higgs in the 1960s. Its discovery led to a Nobel Prize for them both in 2013.

Sprout Social : Marie Curie died of aplastic anaemia on 4 July 1934, a result of years of exposure to radiation through her work. Even today her laboratory notebook from 1899-1902, is radioactive and will be for 1,500 years.


Sprout Social : How much do you know about Marie Curie?

Curie dedicated her life to science. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the first person to be awarded twice and is still the only person to receive the prize in two different scientific fields.

Curie died #OTD in 1934.

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Sprout Social : Today we remember one of the worlds greatest scientists: Marie Skłodowska Curie.

She died of aplastic anaemia #OnThisDay, 4 July 1934, a result of years of exposure to radiation through her work.

Learn more about this remarkable Nobel Laureate:

Sprout Social : Martin Luther King Jr. dreamt of a world where all humans would be free and equal. His work towards a just society led to the Nobel Peace Prize.

Learn more about King - from growing up in the south to receiving the Peace Prize - in our series of videos:

Sprout Social : During the 1930s X-ray crystallography was used to map increasingly large and complex molecules. Max Perutz used the technique to map the structure of haemoglobin (pictured) - the protein that allows blood to transport energy-giving oxygen to the bodys muscles.

Sprout Social : Albert Lutuli - known in Zulu as Mvumbi - was Africas first Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

A chief and teacher, he led the South African black population in a non-violent campaign against apartheid and became subject to surveillance, imprisonment and abuse:

Sprout Social : Tu Youyou discovered a substance called artemisinin, which can be used to treat malaria. Tu not only found a way to extract artemisinin from a traditional Chinese medicine, she also tested the new drug on herself to speed up development time.


Sprout Social : Celebrating physicist William Bragg who was born #OTD in 1862. Bragg designed the X-ray spectrometer, a vital tool used by scientists to study crystal structures. He was awarded the #NobelPrize with his son Lawrence Bragg in 1915.

Photo: William Bragg and his x-ray spectrometer.