Nobel Prize Trivia
Youngest Nobel Prize Winner Ever: William Lawrence Bragg in 1915 has been the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever. He was only 25 when he received the award for his work "Analysis of Crystal Structure by Means of X-rays" He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915.
Won the Nobel Prize Twice: Marie Curie is one of the few people in the world who has received the Nobel Prize twice. Once in 1903 in Physics for her and her husband's (Pierre Curie) work on radiation phenomena. The second time in 1911 in Chemistry for discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element. There have been only 4 married couples who have both received the Nobel Prize. Marie and Pierre Curie's daughter Irene Joliot-Curie also received a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935.
A very Nobel family indeed.
Hall of Fame-Achievers
Thomas Edison Born 1847 brilliant scientist and inventor
Early Adversity: He did not learn to talk till he was 4. He was thrown out of school at age 12 as he was thought to be too dumb. He had hearing problems from age 14 (he eventually became completely deaf in one ear and could barely hear from the other) and had learning disability or dyslexia.
Overcoming Problems: Over the course of his career Edison patented 1,093 inventions. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. He was also responsible for mass produced eletric bulb with a filament.
Edison believed in hard work, sometimes working twenty hours a day. He has been quoted as saying,
"Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
What do Pablo Picasso, Tom Cruise, Richard Branson, Leonard Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg have in common?
They are all dyslexic
If you are Dyslexic-You are in the company of many achievers worldwide
Bright Sparks Young & Old
At Career Track we would like to dedicate this space to one amongst each of us-young and old. Many people, we meet have accomplished a lot. So even though their journey is not finished but we can take some time to stop and admire how they are going about accomplishing their life's goals or how their journey has been so far.
So if you know anybody whom you admire and in your opinion has achieved great heights then send us an email with their life story and if it meets our criteria we will feature them here.