Well it’s that time of year again Mango Wood Furniture blog readers where the nominees and winners of the Nobel Prize are announced which in terms of life accomplishments is virtually unequalled.
It’s quite inspiring really to read about the nominees sat beside my Retro Coffee Table and what their contributions to the development of human kind have been and seeing what the human mind and spirit can accomplish when it is totally focused, applied and unflinching in its convictions.
The prize itself was first awarded in 1901 awarding prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Peace with economics coming in as an award in the 60’s for those who have made significant contributions in their field.
Take a look in a history book, I’m sure you have one in the Retro Bookcase and take a look at the list of award winners and you will see some big names who have made enormous historical contributions in their chosen field.
Let’s look at one of the first award winners Willhelm Rontgen who discovered and developed the technology behind Electromagnetic Radiation or as we know them X-rays which have been an ever valuable factor in medical science since its inception.
Other winners include Marie Curie who was one of the pioneers behind the research of radioactivity with notable achievements being developing a technique for isolating radioactive isotopes as well as discovering 2 radioactive elements.
Away from the academic spectrum we have the Nobel Peace prize which is the big name prize of the awards and it’s not hard to see why with previous winners being Martin Luther King Jr, Woodrow Wilson, Desmond Tutu, Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela who have all received awards for their belief and pursuit of a free world where all can be equal and free.
So while sat here at my Retro Table typing away I salute all previous award winners as well as the present ones as it is your drive and dedication that allows us as humans to continue to develop our understanding of both ourselves and the world.