AWARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Some of the major awards and organizations in the field of physics are explained in this section. Here you will learn about the some of the major awards scientists can earn.
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How do you win a Nobel Prize?

How cool would that be to stand amongst the company of fellow laureates like Mother Teresa or Albert Einstein? We have some ideas for scoring you one (nominating yourself isn't one of them).

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  • How do the Ig Nobel Prizes work?
    How do the Ig Nobel Prizes work?

    Whether you invented a revolutionary pair of skivvies or a way to turn cow manure into vanilla flavoring, we have an award for you. The Ig Nobels are proving that science isn't all seriousness and superstring theory. See more »

  • How do you win a Nobel Prize?
    How do you win a Nobel Prize?

    How cool would that be to stand amongst the company of fellow laureates like Mother Teresa or Albert Einstein? We have some ideas for scoring you one (nominating yourself isn't one of them). See more »

  • How does the Nobel Prize work?
    How does the Nobel Prize work?

    We've all heard about this prestigious prize, but why is it such an honor, exactly? Learn the history and process of the awards and the winners, and see what makes the Nobel Prize such a distinguished accomplishment. See more »

  • How Freemasons Work
    How Freemasons Work

    The Freemasons is a secret organization that began in the 1700s and is still in existence today. Who are the Freemasons? And what do they do in their secret meetings? See more »

  • The Ultimate Smithsonian Institution Quiz
    The Ultimate Smithsonian Institution Quiz

    The Smithsonian Institution began with an unexpected donation and has now grown to a massive collection of American artifacts. The Smithsonian is world renowned for its museum and for scientific endeavors. Take this quiz and learn more about the famous Smithsonian Institution. See more »

  • Science
    Science

    Science, the systematic and unbiased study of the world, including everything that can be seen or detected in nature, man, and society, together with the knowledge that grows out of such study. See more »

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific organization in the United States, and the largest federation of scientific organizations in the world. See more »

  • American Chemical Society
    American Chemical Society

    American Chemical Society, an organization of chemists and chemical engineers. It is the largest scientific society in the world. See more »

  • Battelle Memorial Institute
    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Battelle Memorial Institute, a private nonprofit organization that conducts research in the physical, natural, and social sciences. See more »

  • Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Carnegie Institution of Washington

    Carnegie Institution of Washington, an organization engaged in fundamental research in astronomy, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences. See more »

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