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Israeli Scientist Awarded Nobel Prize

by Mike Fegelman

Calling it “a great day for the country”, Technion scientist Dan Schechtman was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of quasi-crystals. As the Jerusalem Post reports, the controversy of his finding was so great that Shechtman was asked, at one point, to leave his research group. Shechtman discovered non-repeating patterns in crystals. Prior to his discovery, crystals were thought to possess only repeating patterns.

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