October 8, 2002
MORE LIKE US:
US, Japan Astrophysicists Win Physics Nobel
(Jan Strupczewski, 10/08/02, Reuters) -
Raymond Davis and Riccardo Giacconi of the United States and Masatoshi Koshiba of Japan won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday for finding out how the sun shines and making it possible to discover distant stars.
It's happening again, and no one seems to want to acknowledge it.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 8, 2002 3:09 PM
Sorry about that...
I think it's a mistake to be overly triumphalist here, esp with the Physics prize, which for the two American Nobelists is being awarded for work done in the '50s. Time will tell whether we will remain dominant in physics, going forward -- from what little I understand, we are in danger of being eclipsed in particle physics by the Euros.
In bio, though, the future looks American. There was a very nice essay on this tonight on NPR, by an American researcher discussing his positive interactions with foreign postdocs. In the words of Neil Diamond...
That's all from the CERNA boondoggle, right?
Hmm. But tell these astrophysicts that the earth is 4000 years old and watch them giggle...
Yes, but ask them what precedes the universe and you get the last laugh.