Everytime you hear a bell ring, a U of C professor gets a Nobel

October 7, 2008

University of Chicago physicist Yoichiro Nambu is among three winners receiving the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics. Nambu's work was singled out "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics". I'm going to keep an eye out for a good explanation of Nambu's work and will update this post if I find anything... but in the meantime, congratulations to Professor Nambu, and to the University for adding to its impressive collection of Nobel winners.