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1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.\n


a. (misspelling of noble English)


Nobel can mean:

  • Nobel Prize, awarded annually since 1901, from the bequest of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel
  • The Nobel family:
    • Alfred Nobel, (1833-1896), the inventor of dynamite, instituted the Nobel Prizes
    • Immanuel Nobel, (1801-1872), father of Ludvig and Alfred Nobel
    • Robert Nobel, (1829-1896), brother of Alfred Nobel, pioneer of the oil industry
    • Ludvig Nobel, (1831-1888), brother of Alfred Nobel, founder of Branobel and its first president
    • Emil Oskar Nobel, (1843-1864), brother of Alfred Nobel
    • Emanuel Nobel, (1859-1932), son of Ludvig Nobel and Branobel's second president
    • Marta Helena Nobel-Oleinikoff, (1881-1973), daughter of Ludvig Nobel
    • Claes Nobel, great grandnephew of Alfred
  • Nobel (company), a telecommunications company founded in 1998 by Thomas Knobel
  • Branobel, or The Petroleum Production Company Nobel Brothers, Limited, an oil industry founded by Ludvig Nobel
  • Nobelite, an employee of the Nobel family's companies
  • Nobelium, a synthetic element with the symbol No and atomic number 102, named after Alfred Nobel
  • Nobel Industries (Scotland), a UK chemicals company founded by Alfred Nobel
  • Nobel Industries (Sweden) - UK chemicals company founded by Alfred Nobel, merged in 1994 with Akzo.
  • Nobel Biocare, a bio-tech company, formerly a subsidiary of Nobel Industries
  • Akzo Nobel, the result of the merger between Akzo and Nobel Industries in 1994
  • Nobel, Ontario, a village located in Ontario, Canada.
  • Nobel (crater), a crater on the far side of the Moon.
  • 6032 Nobel, a main-belt asteroid.
  • Fuldamobil a German car, manufactured under licence in the UK and Chile as the Nobel.
  • The Nobel School, a Secondary School in Stevenage, England.
  • The Nobel Ice (Fabergé egg)
  • Nobel (typeface), a geometric, sans-serif typeface.
Nobel (crater)

Nobel is a crater that lies on the far side of the Moon. It is located in the northern edge of the vast skirt of ejecta surrounding the Mare Orientale impact basin. Less than three crater diameters to the south of Nobel is the larger crater Elvey, and to the west-southwest is the smaller Pease. This is a circular, bowl-shaped crater with a worn outer rim. Three smaller craters overlie the northern rim. The interior floor is relatively level, and is marked by several small and tiny craterlets.

Nobel (typeface)

Nobel is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Sjoerd Henrik de Roos (1877–1962) and (1909–1998) in the period 1929–1935 for the Amsterdam Type foundry). Capitalizing upon Lettergieterij Amsterdam's substantial financial interest in the Berlin typefoundry H. Berthold AG, de Roos conceived of a revival of Berthold Grotesk. Begun just two years after the release of Futura, Nobel is a similar exploration of geometric form but allows far more biomorphic shapes and variation.

In its light-weight version, Nobel shares considerable similarities with the purity of Futura, yet in the text and bold weights idiosynchronies emerge, revealing a less strident structure. The a is double-storyed, the g has an open tail, and the t has a distinctive curved terminal.

Neither de Roos or Dooijes considered Nobel to be a great achievement, yet it became one of the best selling sans-serif types of the Lettgieterij Amsterdam, continuing in popularity into the mid-1960s. Some post-war functionalists including Wim Crouwel ridiculed Nobel, describing it as parody of the nineteenth century grotesques.

Andrea Fuchs and Fred Smeijers of the Dutch Type Library (DTL) produced a revival in 1993. In the same year in the United States, Tobias Frere-Jones, then at Font Bureau, began a revival of the Nobel face. Cyrus Highsmith and Dyana Weissman later added the light weights. Frere-Jones described it as an interesting compromise between the purer geometry of Futura and traditional letters: "Futura cooked in dirty pots and pans."

Nobel is used by Lexus in its literature and marketing materials.

Nobel (company)

Nobel, Ltd. is a telecom company founded by Thomas Knobel, a young entrepreneur from Switzerland. Nobel's retailer websites offer prepaid phone cards that use the VoIP technology to route long distance calls. The purpose of routing calls is obtaining a lower cost for the user of the phone card.

Usage examples of "nobel".

Nobel pricked up his ears and bade Reynard relate how this hoard was obtained and where it was concealed.

But a few months before, Francis Crick had also cowritten the Nobel Prize-winning paper revealing the structure of DNA.

In 1903 the Curies and Becquerel were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.

The latter contains Nobel and Schoene elutriators, together with viscosimeters of the flow and the Coulomb and Clark electrical types, sieves, voluminometers, colorimeters, vernier shrinkage gauges, micrometers, microscopes, and the necessary balances.

Al and its information-processing methodology is that of the Nobel Prizewinning Rockefeller University immunologist and theoretician Gerald Edelman.

The volcanoes in the Tharsis region had attracted geologists, and the vast canyons of the Valles Marineris where Shin-ichi Kawakami earned his Nobel prize by discovering microfossils of long-dead Martian life forms had lured more exobiologists.

I was dressed so that Spinnel had no way of telling whether I was a miscellaneous Nobel laureate that Hawk happened to have been dining with, or a varlet whose manners and morals were even lower than mine happen to be.

Later that same year he was awarded the Nobel Prize for discoveries he had made a decade earlier, in which he used quantum theory to explain the weird behavior of superfluid helium at temperatures close to absolute zero.

Nobel could not be awarded to a dead man, had an unconfident Nels Piter tried to increase his own odds?

These plausible explanations were not without their effect, and when Grimbart went on to declare that, ever since Nobel proclaimed a general truce and amnesty among all the animals of the forest, Reynard had turned hermit and spent all his time in fasting, almsgiving, and prayer, the complaint was about to be dismissed.

EHRLICH would of course be Paul Ehrlich, the famous turn-of-the-century bacteriologist who had won the Nobel Prize.

The culminating example is the Dingell hearings which in 1991 led to the Nobel Laureate and Rockefeller President David Baltimore being forced to publicly withdraw a paper he had coauthored five years previously, because the forensic evidence conclusively demonstrated that the lab books on which it was based had been tampered with to give misleading data.

The latter contains Nobel and Schoene elutriators, together with viscosimeters of the flow and the Coulomb and Clark electrical types, sieves, voluminometers, colorimeters, vernier shrinkage gauges, micrometers, microscopes, and the necessary balances.

Ressler recognizes: Linus Pauling, Nobel laureate, supreme figure of American chemistry, he of vitamin C and the covalent bond, structural elucidator of any number of organic molecules, and nip-and-tuck runner-up to the three-dimensional solution of DNA.

At thirty-one he won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on genetically modified excitotoxins in neural mitochondria.