[Boatanchors] Receiver Technology

Fuqua, Bill L wlfuqu00 at uky.edu
Mon Jan 17 21:27:57 EST 2011

   Norman Ramsey was awarded the Nobel Prize many years after his accomplishment. 
He and his graduate students developed the first atomic frequency standard. It was not until 
his invention was used to verify many theories and put to practical use that he was awarded the prize.
   He distributed some of it to his graduate students that worked in his labs. I believe he gave them two choices of
gifts. One was an AT&T personal computer and I can't remember the other. I think he got a deal on a quantity
purchase of the gifts. He was an interesting person to take with. I met him once in the early 80's before he
became so famous. He was also involved in US efforts in developing RADAR using the new Magnetron oscillator when
he was much younger. 
Bill wa4lav

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Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Receiver Technology

The Science Nobels (Physics, Chemistry, etc) are pretty much all given on
achievement. I've met a number of them and they really are very, very
smart people and their work has laid the foundation for much of modern

The Literature and Economics, less so.

The Peace Prize is almost purely political, viz Gore and Obama, which are
just ridiculous, IMO. The Peace Prize is outta a box of Cracker Jack.




> Einstein was an important member of the modern scientific
> community but his receipt of a Nobel Prize was not necessary
> for that to be obvious.
> The Nobel Prize has historically often been as much political
> as 'professional'.
> Have a look at how it was founded, who gets to vote, and who has
> been honored over the years.
> You will be amazed at some of the bizarre choices - and clearly
> "partisan" choices - in some cases without regard for truth.
> Mention of the Nobel Prize really should always come with the
> disclaimer "For what, if anything, it is worth."
>  > Lewis C. Emerson wrote:
>> He may have "discovered" it, but Albert Einstein received the Nobel
>> Prize for Physics in 1921 for explaining it.
>> Doc Emerson, W4ITJ
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