Cool Science Radio - May 10, 2018 - Brian Keating

May 10, 2018

Professor Brian Keating of UCSD joins the program to discuss his new book, Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor. As we know, the Nobel Prize is not only the most prestigious award in Science, it’s also humanity’s most esteemed accolade, its most sacred cow. But, winning that prize can take on a competition that trumps the collaboration that is so needed, especially among scientists, to advance their work. Keating has written about about the Nobel Prize, its dark side, and recommendations for maintaining it as the coveted prize it should continue to be.