Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Congratulations to Ada Yonath for winning this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry, together with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz. I thought about saying something here to all those who support boycotts of Israeli products, academics, etc., or to those rightwing Israelis who still believe that the world consists only of good Jews, bad Jews, and anti-Semites, but that would spoil the festive occasion. Kol HaKavod and Mazal Tov to Professor Yonath! PS: Could it be that when professor Yonath said today: "People who think they made such a huge contribution sit and wait for the award and get angry when they don't get it. I'm not like that.", she refered to professor Aharonov, who yesterday seemed very disappointed and quite angry that he did not win the Physics prize ( this year )? Once again, Kol HaKavod for professor Yonath.
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