Nobel Prize Roundup: “God Particle” Strikes Gold
This week a handful of scientists got the wakeup call of a lifetime: news they had won the Nobel Prize. This year’s recipients predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, figured out how cells transport materials, and used computer programming to map chemical reactions. Winners and experts discuss the research behind this year’s awards, and what comes next.
Randy Schekman is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California.
Joe Incandela is a physics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and head of the CMS Experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Michael Levitt is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and a professor in structural biology at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.