The Super Achievers: The Remarkable Jewish Contribution to Science and Human Well-being Highlighted by Nobel Prize Winners (Hardcover)

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"With only 0.2% of the world's population, Jews have been awarded 24% of all Nobel Prizes in medicine and science. American Jews, who number 2% of U.S. citizens, have received 37% of the American awards.

This vastly disproportionate number award winners exemplifies Jewish achievement and contributions to knowledge and human well-being."


The Super Achievers examines such topics as:

- The rarified world of Nobel Prizes

- What factors likely account for Jewish exceptionalism

- How America benefited from scientists that fled Nazism

- The rise of Israel as a science and technology powerhouse

- Lives and discoveries of groundbreaking Jewish laureates

- Prizewinners' origins, family and educational backgrounds

- Tectonic shifts: Where Jews live now and where they used to live

- Barriers to Breakthroughs: The Jewish American experience

- Nobel science award recipients worldwide

- Women who won Nobel Prizes in science

- Are science and religion compatible?

You'll also discover...

- The first American to receive a Nobel Prize in science-a Jewish Naval officer

- The German Jewish inventor of poisonous gas used in extermination camps

- Einstein's Nobel Prize was not for the Theory of Relativity

- Why Jonas Salk did not receive a Nobel Prize

- The 18-year-old Harvard student who was recruited to work on the atomic bomb project

- The Nobel physicist who solved the mystery of the Challenger space disaster

- The physician whose death was kept a secret so he could win a Nobel Prize

- An entrepreneurial laureate whose discoveries led to creating major pharmaceutical companies

- The oldest Nobel science prize winner-a ninety-six-year-old in 2018

- The Nobel physicists who had to wait fifty years to have their findings corroborated


. . . and much more

Product Details
ISBN: 9780578549460
ISBN-10: 0578549468
Publisher: Ronald Gerstl
Publication Date: January 31st, 2020
Pages: 286
Language: English