Letter from G. Montalenti to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Montalenti informs Nirenberg that he would like, as a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Sweden, in collaboration
with A. Monroy and A. Liguori, to put forward Nirenberg's name for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Montalenti requests
Nirenberg's approval and related documents so that he may elaborate his proposal to the Academy.
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1967-10-23 (October 23, 1967)
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
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Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting you, may I be allowed to apply directly to you for the following reason.
I am a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Sweden, and in such a capacity I am entitled to submit to the Academy
proposals for the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics and for Chemistry. In discussing the matter with some friends, in particular
A. Monroy and A. Liguori, we decided that I should put forward your name for Chemistry. Which I will do with great pleasure.
May I ask you if you have no objection against my proposal, to send me the necessary documents, i.e. a curriculum vitae of
yours and a brief illustration of
your work, with bibliographical references. I will then elaborate my proposal and send it to the Academy. Dead line for nomination
to the Academy, Jan. 31st 1968.