Top 10 Scientists Deprived of Nobel Laureate

The story of great people who had great vision and vast knowledge, they failed to achieve what they deserved, never claimed anything for what they did and were never repented in any form. In the memory of those great men and women to whom we dedicate our article. They were not super humans, they dedicated their life but were never appreciated with what they deserved. It is the story of 10 Scientist deprived of Nobel Laureates. They are my heroes and they are the heroes of every nation.

No. 10 Andrew Benson, Carbon fixation in plants

The discovery of the Calvin cycle from the well known scientist named Calvin was a great effort. The Calvin cycle was elucidated by the use of radioactive molecules to allow the steps in the cycle to be understood. Using carbon-14 carbon dioxide, the route of carbon transfer could be followed from the atmosphere to the final carbohydrate products. The discovery was not as simple as we see it nowadays, the working hands behind this discovery were of Melvin Calvin, Andrew Benson and James Bassham. When the Nobel Prize was to be awarded for this astral work it was awarded to Calvin only because of some misunderstandings between Calvin and Benson and for the only reason his name was not mentioned in the journal when the it was published.

No. 9 Dmitri Mendeleev, Periodic table of the elements

Mendeleev gave the idea of arranging element according to their atomic masses and produced a periodic table of elements according to the above given principle. He was not the only one to give the idea of periodicity in the elements nor did he was the first one to produce a periodic table. Many different scientists of that era gave different suggestions and provided many different periodic tables. But their periodic tables contained many discrepancies and errors due to which they cannot be accepted widely, another reason was the open spaces which were not provided by them for the undiscovered elements in their periodic table.

Mendeleev lived until 1907, and so there was plenty time for him to be awarded a Nobel Prize for his work. In fact, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1906, and it was thought he would win. However Arrhenius, who some argued that he bore a grudge against Mendeleev, pushed for the award to go to Henri Moissan for his work with fluorine. Whether or not there was a grudge between the two men; Mendeleev died in 1907, and so became ineligible for the Prize.

No.8 Fred Hoyle, Stellar nucleosynthesis

Fred Hoyle is possibly finest known for his coining of the term ‘Big Bang’ to explain the commencement of the universe. How it is that hydrogen and helium are rehabilitated into the heavier elements which live? Hoyle first proposed that the alteration takes place inside stars, where the energy required for this nuclear fusion is probable. The hypothesis of stellar nucleosynthesis was laid out in a revolutionary paper called “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars.” Hoyle was a co-author of that paper, with Margaret Burbidge, Geoffrey Burbidge, and William Fowler. In 1983, Fowler shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar for the theory of element formation by fusion in stars. A number of people have proposed theories on why Hoyle was not included in the Nobel Prize. He was an early supporter of the theory, and he did a great covenant of the work in the theoretical physics, so it is strange Hoyle was abandoned.

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