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Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel

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When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his U.S. research group.

After years in the scientific wilderness, though, he was proved right. And on Wednesday, he received the ultimate vindication: the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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a bit more explanation of quasicrystals:

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