Why Gilbert Lewis Won The Nobel Prize

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Gilbert Lewis felt that he deserved to be in the Manhattan project and win the Nobel Prize. In protest for not winning the Nobel Prize he resigned from many prestigious positions. After all, he had been nominated 35 times, but he never won the Nobel Prize. This was due to personal reasons, but also because he didn’t go deeply in one field, instead he did a bit everywhere. He didn’t make any ground-breaking discovery. Lewis was also not selected for the Manhattan Project and wasn’t recognized as many of his colleagues at Berkeley were. He didn’t have the cooperation that was vital for a team that was going to be developed an atomic bomb. Also, his field of study didn’t align with the goal of the Manhattan Project. Lewis was busy studying the
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