Monday, September 24, 2007

2007 Nobel Prize in Physics

Time for pointless speculation. I suggest Michael Berry and Yakir Aharonov for the 2007 physics Nobel, because of their seminal work on nonclassical phase factors in quantum mechanics. Thoughts?

8 comments:

hypnose said...

alan guth and andrei linde for inflationary cosmology

thm said...

I always wanted to do a Nobel Prize pool, sort of like March Madness pools: something like $1-$5/entry, choose the name(s) of the winners and the work for which the prize will be given, then whomever is running the pool would, after the prize is announced, pick (up to 3) the entries that were the closest to the actual result.

I never got around to this, of course.

sujit said...

How about Grunberg & Fert for GMR?

Anonymous said...

How about George W. Bush for his revolutionary views on atmospheric climate models?

Anonymous said...

Any votes for Hawking? [ducks to avoid flying rotten fruit]

Steve said...

I've been betting on Aharonov and Berry for about 5 years (and lost every time), except one year I heard some rumors about Gross-Politzer-Wilczek and I shifted my money to the strong horse. Anyway, Aharonov-Berry won the Wolf prize together in 98, and that is usually a good sign.

-Steve Simon

fizz-icks said...

Wow, Sujit, good call.

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