Nobel Laureate

River to River
11:49 am
Thu November 8, 2012

2011 Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman

Dan Shechtman
Dan Shechtman headshot

In 1982, Dan Shechtman of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory discovered a type of crystal so strange, so unusual it upended the scientific world.

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Iowa Archives
5:00 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Norman Borlaug, 1914 to 2009

He is one of Iowa’s most famous native sons. Norman Borlaug is credited with averting widespread famine by introducing revolutionary agricultural techniques to farmers around the world. He was a distinguished professor at Texas A&M when he died at the age of 95. Historic audio comes from You Tube, Texas A&M and Iowa Public Radio News.

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