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Post by Availle » September 3rd, 2011, 2:09 pm

The Nobel Prize in 1908 by various .

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The Nobel Prizes are international awards bestowed once a year by Scandinavian committees for cultural and scientific advances. They were established in 1895 by the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.

The Laureats of 1908 were:
in Physics: Gabriel Lippmann (1845 - 1921) for "his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference";
in Chemistry: Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937) for "his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances";
in Physiology or Medicine: Ilya Ilyich Mechnikoff (1845 - 1916) and Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) "in recognition of their work on immunity";
in Literature: Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846 - 1926) "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life";
in Peace: Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844 - 1916) and Fredrik Bajer (1837 - 1922).

This multilingual collection contains the presentation speeches for the Laureats, their biographies, as well as the "Nobel lectures" by the Laureats. (Summary by Availle and Wikipedia)
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Post by Availle » September 3rd, 2011, 2:36 pm

Nadine! A Danish text - with French bits!! :shock:

At least, I think it's Danish? :oops:
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Post by Kalynda » September 11th, 2011, 9:16 am

I'd like a bit of French and a bit of German, so may I have sections 9 and 10?

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Post by Availle » September 11th, 2011, 9:36 am

All yours Kalynda, thank you! :D
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Post by janbbeck » September 28th, 2011, 12:31 pm

I would like section 6: chemistry - biography in english

How is one supposed to read the references? -> Proc. Roy. Soc A. Vol. 81. 1908

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Post by Availle » September 28th, 2011, 2:22 pm

All yours, thanks!

Let's have a look at those references (I completely forgot they were in there... :oops: ) (But it's the only section with references!)

Phil. Mag.: Philosophical Magazine month year

Trans. Roy. Soc. Canada. : Transactions of the Royal Society, Canada

Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A. Vol. x : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Volume x

Amer. Journ. Sci. : American Journal of Science
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Post by montmorency » October 1st, 2011, 4:22 pm

Hello new(-ish) reader here. I've got over the test reading hurdle and have done a couple of chapters in the Clavering thread.

I was wondering if I could do the 1st Rutherford piece, as I have an indirect connection with Rutherford.

Also, I'm itching to try something in German. I could do a test in German first if you prefer.
This will be a good exercise for me, as I'm trying to perfect my German pronunciation and intonation, etc.

So could I claim sections 7 and 8 please?

Thanks,
M.

EDIT: Oops, I guess I meant 5 and 8, but I see 7 is also Rutherford and I suppose it's not too long. I could try 5, 7 and 8 if you like?

EDIT2: How does one read footnotes?

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Post by Availle » October 1st, 2011, 11:40 pm

Hi montmorency, Sections 5 and 7 are all yours, thanks for claiming!

About the German... I'm a bit weary of "trying out my German" with this project, to be honestly bitchy. Non-fiction is almost always more difficult to read than a novel, and you'd have to be rather sure about everything: contents, pronunciation, you have to be understandable...
What about a compromise with section 14? It's a short biography, i.e., only 2 pages and quite easy words (in the end, "Aufl." should be read as "Auflage", btw), and if it does not work at all, you did not waste too much time.

What do you think?

There are no footnotes in this text as far as I can see it. Otherwise you would read "...textblah, possibly until the end of the sentence. Footnote... footnote blah... End Footnote... next sentence blah..." In English, that is :wink:
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Post by montmorency » October 2nd, 2011, 7:22 am

Availle wrote:Hi montmorency, Sections 5 and 7 are all yours, thanks for claiming!

About the German... I'm a bit weary of "trying out my German" with this project, to be honestly bitchy. Non-fiction is almost always more difficult to read than a novel, and you'd have to be rather sure about everything: contents, pronunciation, you have to be understandable...
What about a compromise with section 14? It's a short biography, i.e., only 2 pages and quite easy words (in the end, "Aufl." should be read as "Auflage", btw), and if it does not work at all, you did not waste too much time.

What do you think?

There are no footnotes in this text as far as I can see it. Otherwise you would read "...textblah, possibly until the end of the sentence. Footnote... footnote blah... End Footnote... next sentence blah..." In English, that is :wink:
Section 5:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ava/nobelprize1908_05_various.mp3


Thanks for assigning that and section 7, and I hear what you are saying about German.

But yes, I will try 14 in the privacy of my own listening booth, and if it's a disaster, I will quietly withdraw my offer :) I've been studying German a longish time by now, but I certainly don't claim native pronunciation, or anything like. It should be mostly understandable, but I know I have issues with certain words. OK, we'll see how that goes, but I'll do 7 first :)


(In any case, it wouldn't be a waste of time for me personally, as reading German out loud regularly is part of my learning / "improving" process, and all grist to the mill, even it ends up on the cutting room floor).

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Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2011, 7:55 am

Thanks for section 5, I've added it to the MW. How long is it? Please always post the length so we can make sure everything has arrived :wink:

I have noted you down for the biography of section 14. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, we can always return it to the pool.
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Post by montmorency » October 2nd, 2011, 4:46 pm

Section 07:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ava/nobelprize1908_07_various.mp3

Duration: 34:58


As I was reading this, I was struck by how clear it was. Rutherford had managed to make a difficult (and new, at that time) subject, understandable to the layman, or at least the person only generally interested in science.

It could appear in a modern edition of, say, The New Scientist magazine, give or take a few terminology changes, and be perfectly acceptable.

I used to work somewhere that was named after him, and we are still quite proud of him.


p.s. The duration of my previous recording was: 09:47 in case I forgot to add it.



Regards,
M.

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Post by Availle » October 3rd, 2011, 6:26 am

Thanks for your files, M. I could finally get into the Magic Window for an update... :wink:
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Post by janbbeck » October 8th, 2011, 10:38 am

I have a hard time reading the degrees at the end of section 6. M.A.,D. Sc. and such.

Can you help me and tell me how I should read them?

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Post by Availle » October 8th, 2011, 11:20 am

There's one thing I'm not sure about - meaning I know what it means, but I don't know how to pronouce Swedish :?
Will ask another admin for help.
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Post by Availle » October 8th, 2011, 8:22 pm

Okay, here's the two paragraphs containing the degrees and honours of Rutherford:
Degrees: Master of Arts, Doctor of Science of New Zealand University; Bachelor of Arts Cambridge; Honorary Doctor of Law of Universities of Wisconsin, Pennsilvania, McGill; Honorary Doctor of Science Dublin; Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Giessen

Corresponding Member of the Royal Society Goettingen, Medical Society Erlangen.
Honorary Member of the New Zealand Philosophical Institute, American Philosophical Society, Academy of Science St. Louis, Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i Uppsala. (*)
(* This means Royal Scientific Society in Uppsala. I have asked for a pronunciation guide for this last one, I can post it some time on Monday or Tuesday). If you need help with the pronunciation of the German city names, just let me know.

Hope this helps!
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