Last week the Nobel prizes in the basic sciences, that form the foundation of our slightly vicarious Guess-a-Nobel contest, were announced. This is the third year of the contest, and in prior years we had to randomly select winners out of multiple submissions. This year correct guesses were only in the Physics category, naming the winners “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae.”
After a random draw, we’d like to congratulate Ethan Xu for being the winner of Guess-a-Nobel 2011 and are happy to be awarding him a well deserved Apple TV. Ethan is a computational biologist at Merck Research Laboratories, the R&D division of the firm. We’re glad to have a serious audience that doesn’t stray from a bit of competitive gaming.
Please join us next year for our annual Guess-a-Nobel contest which starts about a week before the Nobel prizes are announced.
Previous Guess-a-Nobel winner announcements: 2010, 2009, 2008