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Verification of the anecdote about Edwin Hubble and the Nobel Prize

  title={Verification of the anecdote about Edwin Hubble and the Nobel Prize},
  author={Kohji Tsumura},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • K. Tsumura
  • Published 29 May 2017
  • Physics, Education
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Edwin Powel Hubble is regarded as one of the most important astronomers of 20th century. In despite of his great contributions to the field of astronomy, he never received the Nobel Prize because astronomy was not considered as the field of the Nobel Prize in Physics at that era. There is an anecdote about the relation between Hubble and the Nobel Prize. According to this anecdote, the Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1953 to Hubble as the first Nobel laureate as… 

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