Humor, Vision, and Drive: The Road to a Nobel Prize, Observed from the Sidelines

Monday, Nov 22, 2021

The week of Oct. 4, 2021 saw two Princeton University professors awarded Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and one alum the Nobel Peace Prize. Syukuro Manabe, David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86 became household names within a week — but to some, they were known and revered long before the international accolades. The Daily Princetonian spoke with people close to the award winners — colleagues, students, and former classmates — to learn more about the people behind the achievements. (Ron Stouffer, Stephan Fueglistaler, Kenneth Bowman (Texas A&M), and Isaac Held quoted.)

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