Nobel Prize winners publish articles aimed at students

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Five winners of the Nobel Prize – science’s most coveted honour – have joined forces to publish a scientific article collection aimed at inspiring and engaging students aged eight to 15.

The Nobel Collection has been published by Frontiers and aims to improve young people’s access to learning material about science’s role in addressing today’s global challenges.

Written for young people aged eight to 15, the collection has been published in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds.

With the help of a science mentor, each article in the Nobel Collection has been reviewed by young people themselves to ensure it is understandable, fun and engaging.

The collection aims to improve young people’s scientific worldview and equip them with a scientific mindset and appreciation of the central role of science in finding solutions to today’s growing catalogue of global challenges.

Currently, the Nobel Collection comprises of contributions including:

  • How do we find our way? Grid cells in the brain, written by May-Britt Moser, awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014.
  • Computer Simulations in Service of Biology, written by Michael Levitt, awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013.
  • Quasi-Crystal, Not Quasi-Scientist, written by Dan Shechtman, awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011.
  • The Transcription of Life: from DNA to RNA, written by Roger D. Kornberg, awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2006.
  • Targeted Degradation of Proteins - the Ubiquitin System, written by Aaron Ciechanover, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004.

Frontiers funds the Frontiers for Young Minds journal as part of its philanthropy programme and intends to work with at least five more Nobel Laureates later this year to grow the resource. All the articles are free to read, download, and share.

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