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Jewish Nobel Prize WInners by Derek Taylor – Book Launch

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Jews make up 0.2% of the world’s population, yet they have won over 20% of the Nobel prizes -204 in total out of around 900 awarded since the first Laureates at the start of the 20th century.
When one considers that Jews were not even admitted to University in Britain until the 1820s, and were on a quota at some American Ivy League colleges until after the Second
World War, their successes are truly remarkable. Nobel prizes can be worth up to a million pounds, and it is not surprising there are hundreds of nominations every year in each category.
What is the reason for this disparity?
Derek Taylor provides biographical chapters on all the prize-winning men and women , and an additional one on the founder, Alfred Nobel himself. These chapters include their backgrounds and the work for which they received the awards. In addition to this Taylor provides the historical background to the development of scientific research. If physics has previously been a closed book to you, if your knowledge of chemistry is somewhat limited, if you’ve wondered how solutions were discovered for so many previously incurable disease…