Thought Process of Nobelists - Simple Analogy
David Sweat and Police Officer. Drawing: Brittney Jernstrom
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Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York in 2015. Richard Matt was shot dead; David Sweat was shot and captured. Sweat claimed that when the police were searching for him, at one point, he had climbed a tree and he was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked right past him on the ground.
Generally, when looking for a person outdoors, people look in front, on their sides, behind themselves, on the ground and sometimes underground. In science, many scientists do something similar.
Science Nobelists wonder, "Is it up in the air?" They look up and make a great discovery!
The search cost nearly $1 million per day for 23-days to the New York state police and corrections department. 1,100 law enforcement officers searched heavily forested 75 square miles, about the size of Brooklyn, NY. Other searchers were Vermont police [additionally cost $84,880], U.S. Marshals Service, FBI and local police agencies. "Not a single member of the public or law enforcement was harmed." Source: CNN.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1975
Nobel Co-recipients David Baltimore, Renato Dulbecco
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1992
Virologist. Interaction between tumor viruses and genetic material of cell. DNA provirus and RNA-directed DNA synthesis. Reverse Transcriptase. Intellectually courageous. Civic minded.
How fortunate to live in a country at a time and in a social class that has enabled us to realize our potential. Not been possible for many.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930
Atomic Physicist. Molecular Diffraction of Light. Raman Effect. Structure, optical behaviour of iridescent substances. Acoustics, violin.
Raman lost Nobel Prize money to fraudulent financer. Meeting fraudster years later, he said: You deserve Nobel Prize for your cunning in duping Nobel Laureate!
Playful comment: Unfortunately Economics Nobel instituted later in 1969!