This is just what it looks like: an open thread for you to discuss the 2007 Nobels. Say anything, or take one of these as a starting place.
- A Good Year for Europe
A commenter at Terra Sigillata said:
This year’s Nobels (so far) have a distinctly European flavour.
I don’t think any of the winners were born in the US, though two of the three Medicine winners are US citizens.
Two born in Germany, two in Britain, one in France, one in Italy.
A second commenter added:
Am I the only person who thinks that the prizes are getting rather less ink/pixels than they would if an American won?
- Applied Science?
Some have observed that coverage of this year’s prizes stresses the commercial applications of the work. Bora at A Blog Around the Clock even titled his post about the physics prize “iPod wins the Nobel!.” He was being tongue-in-cheek, and one of his commenters added:
I almost shredded the paper this morning when I had to read through 4/5th of the article to find out what the Nobel prize was actually awarded for. Ipod was mentioned several times in the first 4/5ths of the article.
- Guess The Winner
Finally, there’s still a little time left to speculate on who might take the Peace and Economics prizes, and why.