Maria Mayer: Mayer and Prof. Hans D. Jenson of the University of Heidelberg in Germany were co-winners of the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics for their joint discoveries on nuclear shell structure. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD. Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction.
Israel’s scientist Prof. Ada E. Yonath was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan und Thomas A. Steitz from the United States, for her studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, a part of the cell that synthesizes protein and translates genetic code in the production of protein.