Comments for: Israeli wins chemistry Nobel for quasicrystals

Posted Oct. 05, 2011, at 9:58 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 06, 2011, at 5:24 a.m.

STOCKHOLM — Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for a discovery that faced skepticism and mockery, even prompting his expulsion from his research team, before it won widespread acceptance as a fundamental breakthrough. While doing research in the U.S. in 1982, Shechtman discovered …

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