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