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The highlight of my day yesterday: a Nobel Prize winner said hello to me in a hallway.



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Jun. 27th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
That's kinda cool :)
Jun. 27th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's cool. A Nobel Prize winner has never said hello to me! ^_^
Jun. 27th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Well, they put their pants on same as everyone else, you know - right leg, middle leg, then left leg. After you've won your Nobel prizes, you still have to come home and make your toasted cheese sandwiches with phosphorus and capers, and stir your β-D-fructofuranosyl α-D-glucopyranoside into your coffee like anyone else.
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Actually, it was an oddly Benny Hill moment. The nice old Nobel Prize winner stopping to say hello to the two blonde PhD students whose hands were full of posters, thus leaving them undefended... I was expecting sexy nurses to leap out from somewhere.

It was all a bit surreal.
Jun. 27th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
I can't think of any more wacky scientific jokes about arse-pinching.

On the plus side, I think about half your japanese co-conference-presenters are from Osaka University, which was two stations away from where I worked. It is indeed a very small world. Nattsukashi :)
Jun. 27th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
I once had a 5 minute chat with Peter Doherty at a conference.

He said something quite amusing:

The worst thing to happen to his scientific career was to win the Nobel Prize... he no longer gets to do any research as he is always on the road giving invited lectures.

Makes complete sense in a horrifying way.
Jun. 28th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Chance meetings
You were once abducted by a Greek taverna owner who fed you chocolates when you were supposed to be having lunch. Which was better experience?
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