Robert Lefkowitz receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012. Foto: Alex Ljungdahl / Nobel Media

The happiest laureate

2021-10-04

The press called him the happiest laureate, which he was. In 2012, Robert Lefkowitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with his colleague and former fellow Brian Kobilka. Listen to his experience of the Nobel Week and how he ended up being a question on Jeopardy. 

Robert Lefkowitz, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Duke University and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is known for his stories. In this podcast episode he tells a few of them – what made the Nobel Week so special, how his banquet speech ended up being a comment on the politicalization of science in the US and how his uncle Henry got all excited when Lefkowitz was featured on Jeopardy.

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