Thought Process of Nobelists - Simple Analogy
David Sweat hiding in hunters’ tree stand, Police Officers missing him and Rosalind Franklin discovering him by looking for him up in the air. Painting: Tim Tompkins PaintHistory.com 6.5X10 150dpi.jpg
David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York in the summer of 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 of them, on their sides, behind themselves, on the ground and sometimes underground. In science, many scientists do something similar.
Scientists of Nobelists' caliber 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 2018
Nobel co-recipient Tasuku Honjo
Cancer Immunologist. Discovered cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Pioneer. Place breaks/check points on inhibitory immune cells to attack cancer cells -
curative. Interest: How T cells work. First Nobel Prize for cancer therapy. Family history of cancer. Modest.
"Motivation of scientists: to know what nobody else knows."
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997
One of two Fathers of the Internet. TCP/IP protocols. Internet
Architecture. Chief Internet Evangelist, Google. Interplanetary Internet.
"Brilliant, indescribably enthusiastic, humorous, happy, treats people extremely well. It would be nice to go to work every day and work with people like Vint Cerf." – R.V. Nagaveni, Founder, Ganga Library.
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!
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