Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Chemistry Nobel

This year's Chemistry Nobel goes to Roger Kornberg of Stanford. His father won the medicine/physiology Nobel in 1959.

The Nobel Prize site has a separate section devoted to some interesting trivia facts. For example, the Kornbergs are only one of six father-son duo to have won the Nobel. On the other hand, Marie Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie continue to be the only mother-daughter duo with a Nobel each.

The Discover magazine also has a story on some curious Nobel facts.