Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care
Ever get the chance to sit and talk with a Nobel Laureate? Well I have and it was amazing!
Also amazing is Oliver Smithies’ career as a scientist. He won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
Of particular interest is the glider plan, where the idea is not to reach a certain destination but to enjoy floating on currents and taking in the view from above.
Not without a set of risks and rewards, Smithies draws an interesting comparison between flying a glider and scientific research, particularly the work that led to his 2007 Nobel Prize.