The Nobel science prizes will be awarded next week: Medicine on
Monday, Physics on Tuesday and Chemistry and Economics on
Wednesday. Nothing against the Turing Award and Fields Medal but it is
the Nobel that is a household name. Given the increasing connections
between computer science and the other sciences, you never know who
you might know who might win.
On the Nobel home page one
can find some interesting articles on life as a scientist by some
Nobel Laureates. Paul Samuelson ends his story with
"Always I have been overpaid to do what has been pure fun," which nails the point that the most important requirement to
being a successful researcher is to have fun doing it.
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