Mr. Dibble, 60, who flew as a rice pilot for more than 30 years before retiring from agricultural aviation, said he had had a few close calls, including one time when he ran out of gas and had to put down in a soggy tomato field. Another time, in a plane overloaded with fertilizer, he simply did not get off the ground.

“I knew the sensitivity of the date, and sure enough it was a Swedish accent and everything that followed,” he said.What followed was the news that he had shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists for inventing a new and more powerful method of capturing three dimensional images of biological molecules in atomic detail.Frank and his fellow winners, Richard Henderson of Cambridge University and Jacques Dubochet at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, developed the field of cryo electron microscopy, in which powerful electron microscopes are used to more clearly study frozen biomolecules.When molecules are frozen, electron microscopes can reveal the fuzzy two dimensional outlines of individual molecules. Frank devised methods that turn thousands of such images into a finely detailed three dimensional representation.Increasing numbers of structural biologists are now using cryo electron microscopy to visualize larger and more complex molecules at atomic resolution than possible with older techniques. Scientists harness these three dimensional snapshots to understand how specific molecules cause human disease, and how to design more targeted drugs.Frank, 77, joined the Columbia faculty in 2008.

When your husband’s profession depends on a steady influx of criminals needing legal representation, hosting a charity event to raise funds to help juvenile offenders stay on the right side of the law is no way to increase business. But criminal defense attorney Roy Black and his wife Lea understand that true socialites make time to look out for children at risk of being chewed up by an ambivalent, failing criminal justice system. For the past 17 years, the Blacks have hosted an annual star gala that raises millions of dollars for Consequences Charity and Foundation, which uses the donations to fund education programs for more than 7,500 at risk youths.

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