Awards & Winners

Louis Pasteur

Date of Birth 27-December-1822
Place of Birth Dole
(Jura, Franche-Comté, France)
Nationality France
Also know as Dr. Louis Pasteur, ד"ר לואי פסטור
Profession Physician, Chemist, Scientist, Microbiologist
  • Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
  • Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.
  • In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds.
  • Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
  • There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.
  • There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
  • In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared.
  • Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal, My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
  • The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric.
  • You bring me the deepest joy that can be felt by a man whose invincible belief is that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will unite, not to destroy, but to build, and that the future will belong to those who will have done most for suffering humanity.
  • Fortune favors the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Pasteur also made significant discoveries in chemistry, most notably on the molecular basis for the asymmetry of certain crystals and racemization. He was the Director of the Pasteur Institute, established in 1887, till his death, and his body lies beneath the institute in a vault covered in depictions of his accomplishments in Byzantine mosaics.

Awards by Louis Pasteur

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Copley Medal
(For his researches on fermentation and on pelerine.)


Rumford Medal
(For his discovery of the nature of racemic acid and its relations to polarized light, and for the researches to which he was led by that discovery.)