Jamaican nominated for Nobel Prize in Physics

Jevaun Smith, a former Excelsior High School Student has been nominated to become a Nobel prize winner for his work in explaining why electrons are removed from the nucleus rather than the protons. He will be attending a program at the Harvard University for a conference with some of the top physics professors that he will be given a chance to further explain his work and what inspired him. However, he said that he always asked “why” pertaining to that certain topic in physics class at Excelsior High. Then he got the time to do some more research when he wasn’t working or going to school at the time so he worked on his theory and submitted it on a Physics forum.

The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: Nobelpriset, Norwegian: Nobelprisen) are prizes awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institutet, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, for contributions to the field of economics. Each recipient, or “laureate”, receives a gold medal, a diploma, and a sum of money, which is decided by the Nobel Foundation, yearly.