5 Random Facts About Nobel Laureates
It is the Nobel prize month. One of my favorite events of the year. I get more excited about Nobel prize nominations and winners than the oscar. Well, this year was different; the oscar ceremony was interesting :)
Needless to say, one of my dreams is to be invited to the Nobel ceremony wearing a Taxido and receive the prize :)
1. I am an alumnus of two universities that produced 16 Nobel laureates combined
Nagoya University - 6 Nobel Laurates
The University of Tokyo - 10 Nobel Laureates
I know, It doesn't mean I will get one :)
2. Dr. Amano Hiroshi has contributed more to climate change than most politicians
Prize motivation: “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”
He is super funny.
3. The first Nobel prize ever was given for the discovery of X-rays to Rontgen in 1901
If you are interested to know how the ceremony went :) check the link below.
4. Madame Curie - the first woman to receive the Nobel prize and the first and only to receive it twice
She is simply remarkable.
I had goosebumps when I stood in front of her ionization chamber at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm.
5. The father of neutrino astrophysics - Prof. Masatoshi Koshiba
Prof. Koshiba has been able to carry out unique research because he has always incubated a variety of ideas, “eggs,” as he calls them, believing that those eggs will hatch someday, even if they are not ready.
The importance of having a portfolio of ideas, or as James talks about in Skip The Line, the 1000 experiments.