The Noble prizes have been declared for this year in Physics, Chemistry and Literature.
I remember that when I was a kid, hearing of Nobel Prize winners gave me heejeebies. I truly thought that these people lived in a wonderland where they would come up with a path breaking idea, romantically. And that world was fascinating. But then I grew up and found that it is not so rosy. Yes, people still come up with wonderful ideas but the way is not so wonderland-ish.
The amazing thing about these prizes is that they continue to inspire so many open eyed and curious kids who someday want to earn it. And why only kids?? I have seen professors at the end of their careers obsessed with it. It is good to have a Nobel Prize as a goal. 🙂
Although there is no doubt that the world is a better place with these Nobel Laureates. I would like to see Jagdish Bhagwati’s name in this year’s pseudo Nobel prize for economics.