Computational Chemist Develops Universal Graphic Language

Computational Chemist Develops Universal Graphic Language

Ames, IA (Vocus) June 26, 2010

Spending several weeks in Japan, Dr. Milan Randic became intrigued by Chinese characters and Japan’s kanji. From this curiosity, he started to explore the possibility of establishing a universal pictographic language based on some one hundred twenty basic, mutually combined signs and some 60 arrows, which he later called “Nobel.” In his book, Nobel Universal Graphical Language, Randic discusses his new creation.

Universal languages are communication tools, which makes it possible for people of no common language to communicate. They are graphic, but should be distinguished from picture writings, which only passively offer information on some event. The manuscript covers all aspects of Nobel – the basic signs and arrows, their combinations, and the particulars of the more complex semantic units, as well as the grammar of this constructed language. An illustration of the use of Nobel is provided by the translation of one hundred Chinese proverbs from English to Nobel.

“Nobel Universal Graphical Language, by Professor Milan Randic, one of the leading experts in the field of computational chemistry with great international experience, is a carefully structured description of a universal pictographic language designed to contribute to simpler and more effective human communication,” states Dr. Agnes Pisanski Peterlin, Department of Translation and Interpreting, University of Ljubljana.

Nobel Universal Graphical Language presents a brave, serious, and enthusiastic attempt to develop a universal pictographic language, the aim of which is to be available to each representative of contemporary civilization. Book is intended for ages 7-77 and beyond. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author

Milan Randic is Professor Emeritus of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, where he was Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science during 1980–2000. He received a Ph.D. degree at Cambridge University in England in 1958, published over four hundred fifty scientific papers, and received highly-esteemed awards in the field of science. During his visit to Japan, he became intrigued by Chinese characters and Japan’s kanji. On return to the United States, he expanded sign language, which gradually grew to encompass some twenty thousand words.

Nobel Universal Graphical Language * by Milan Randic

Publication Date: May 24, 2010

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