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16:03 Jan 17 2012

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Nobel Prize winner loves Tibetan art
16:02, January 17, 2012  

Richard Robert Ernst was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1991, for his role in developing the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The scientist is fond of Tibetan art and spends time restoring Tibetan paintings when he is free, according to

Richard Robert Ernst was one of the key scientists involved in developing the MRI scanner, which is used in hospitals the world over.

Born in 1933 in Winterthur, Switzerland, Dr. Ernst completed his PhD in 1962 from ETH Zurich, in the discipline of Physical Chemistry and with a dissertation on NMR.

"I have my own personal collection of Tibetan art that I have put up all over my house. Every piece of Tibetan art either has an epic story to tell, or carries a tale that really intrigues me."

Though Richard still continues to lecture, these days he spends a lot of his time in the basement of his home, restoring Tibetan paintings - something he has become inordinately fond of.

He elaborates further about his love for Tibetan art, "I do not believe in any religion. But Buddhism teaches us values and thoughts."

From: China Tibet Online


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