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The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

Medicine also disregards national boundaries. ---->>>

Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth. ---->>>

History proves abundantly that pure science, undertaken without regard to applications to human needs, is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind. ---->>>

To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit. ---->>>

Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors. ---->>>

This coupling together of science with international peace, is, I think, particularly significant. ---->>>

And literature frequently rises to heights that make it international. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: January 31, 1881
Die: 08-16, 1957
Occupation: Scientist

Irving Langmuir (January 31, 1881 – August 16, 1957) was an American chemist and physicist. His most noted publication was the famous 1919 article "The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules" in which, building on Gilbert N. Lewis's cubical atom theory and Walther Kossel's chemical bonding theory, he outlined his "concentric theory of atomic structure" (wikipedia)