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Nils Gustav Dalén, the Unknown Nobel Prize Winner
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
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Hanging on the wall of my museum is a large “Map of Physics” published by the Central Scientific Company in 1938. On it is a list of the Nobel Prizes in physics, starting with Roentgen in 1901 and ending with Fermi in 1938. I can recognize every name except the one for 1912: Nils Gustav Dalén. Perhaps you have had the same experience when looking through the updated list.
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“Nils Gustav Dalén, the Unknown Nobel Prize Winner”, The Physics Teacher, 47, 37 (2009)