Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
The Nobel Prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and economics, are awarded this week. Interesting, how telecommunication tools have played an important role in achieving many of these science outcomes.
The Nobel Prize for medicine, for example, given to Katalin Karikó from Hungry and Drew Weissman from the US, for their discoveries that led to the development of an effective vaccine against Covid-19.
The Nobel Prize for physics was shared by three scientists; Pierre Agostini, a French experimental physicist, Ferenc Krausz a Hungarian-Austrian physicist working at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and Anne L’Huillier, a French-Swedish physicist, at Lund University in Sweden, for their work on electrons.
And the Nobel Prize for chemistry given to Moungi G. Bawendi, a Tunisian-French-American chemist, Louis E. Brus of the US, and Alexei I. Ekimov of Russia for the discovery and development of quantum dots - nanoparticles so small that their size determines their properties.
The awards for literature, peace and economic will be announced during the rest of the award ceremonies this week.
Many recipients are from continents apart, yet cooperating in real time with each other to achieve these fantastic feats. Such team work from differing arenas help to accomplish solutions faster, eliminating hesitancies and diffidence. Such contacts and collaborations could, however, add to many of our problems too. Thus, it is up to us to discern the beneficial from detrimental.
Maybe then more people will become eligible to receive prizes and recognition. Or better yet, we'll have a good enough world that they will not be needed.