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Beautiful Minds: Capture the spirit of Nobel achievement

Alfred Nobel was both a creative genius and an idealist. The inventor of dynamite and over 300 patents left an enduring legacy to the world by establishing a fund which would award annual prizes in five specified fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. Economic science was added in the 1960s. But what does it take to win a Nobel Prize: genes or genius, education or environment?

Image from the Beautiful Minds exhibition at St Pancras

This feature is associated with a major exhibition at the British Library, which ran from 7 December 2005 to 15 March 2006.

  • You can find out about what's in the new exhibition and learn things about the Nobel Prizes you didn't know.
  • You can read about our learning and events programmes and see what our shop has to offer.
  • You can read a specially-written illustrated feature about the Nobel Laureate Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), discoverer of penicillin, whose archive is in the British Library.
  • You can hear Nobel Laureates talking about their work.
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