Nervous chatting in the press room, press photographers taking up position in front of the speaker’s podium: It’s time for the announcement of the first Nobel prizes in this year’s series, in Physiology or Medicine. The giant clock on the Nobelprize website has ticked down to 15 seconds before the announcements. Journalists in the room take selfies with their invites to the press conference at the Karolinska Institutet. Silence descends. And in comes Göran K. Hansson, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine. He announces that they have decided to award the prize
with one half to John O’Keefe
other half jointly May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser
for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.
First in Swedish, then in English, German, French, presumably Russian. And now the googling starts what they did!