CHEMISTRY : Thomas Cech 1989 - Boulder, CO
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Quick Description: The actual Nobel Peace Prize and associated booklet that was given to Thomas Cech is on display inside Old Main at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2021 4:52:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM13XR1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
This is located in the museum on the top floor. It is behind glass and was donated by the recipient who currently teaches at UC Boulder. From Wikipedia, "Thomas Robert Cech (born December 8, 1947) is an American chemist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sidney Altman, for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA. Cech discovered that RNA could itself cut strands of RNA, suggesting that life might have started as RNA.[1] He also studied telomeres, and his lab discovered an enzyme, TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase), which is part of the process of restoring telomeres after they are shortened during cell division. As president of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, he promoted science education, and he teaches an undergraduate chemistry course at the University of Colorado."
Field of Accomplishment: Physics

Year of Award: 1989

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