Nobel Life: New Book by Lindau Alumnus Stefano Sandrone

“When I won, my grandma, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, wanted to see it. I was going to visit so I decided I’d bring my Nobel Prize. You’d think that carrying around a Nobel Prize would be uneventful, and it was until I tried to leave Fargo with it and went through the X-ray machine. I could see they were puzzled. It was in my laptop bag. It’s made of gold, so it absorbs all the X-rays – it’s completely black. And they’d never seen anything completely black.”

This description by Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics, is just one of countless, equally entertaining, episodes that Lindau Alumnus Stefano Sandrone talks about with 24 Nobel Laureates.
Sandrone’s participation in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was the starting point for his book Nobel Life, as this experience inspired the neuroscientist and current Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London to follow up his exchange with the “stars of science” in the extensive form of a book.

Lindau Alumnus Stefano Sandrone in a suit, arms crossed
2014 Lindau Alumnus Stefano Sandrone

The range of topics discussed is extremely versatile. In addition, readers also find suggestions for many more books and other media about science. And they find a number of practical career tips in this book. Scientists in particular get first-hand advice from Nobel Laureates on what to do when a call from Stockholm wakes you up – whether it’s in business class on an intercontinental flight or after taking a sleeping pill to purposely miss that very call.

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The book cover of Nobel Life: The Title in gold and black letter center, the logos of the Lindau Meetings and Cambridge University Press below

Stefano Sandrone: 
Conversations with 24 Nobel Laureates on their life stories, advice for future generations and what remains to be discovered.

225 pages

Cambridge University Press

Release day (hardback/e-book): 
31 May 2021 (UK), 31 July (USA)

Price: £19.99/$ 24.99

ISBN: 978-1-108-83828-3 Hardback


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