One Nobel Recipient Accepted Her Prize Wearing A Gown Covered In Neurons That She Discovered
Joyce Park stashed this in Science
This makes me love life: May-Britt Moser accepted the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine wearing a dress handmade by "science couturier" Matthew Hubble and featuring a representation of the neurons she helped discover!!!
Sweet dress! Yeah science!
“A good designer has a lot in common with a good researcher,” Moser told the Scientific American blog. “Both hunt for excellence and perfection. And you have to really focus on the details, and you don’t really know what the final result will be before you have it.”
Hubble also has an entire collection of science-themed couture available on his site, including a set of scarves also adorned with the same grid cell pattern on Moser’s dress. They’re a bit expensive, so if you want one without breaking the bank, guess you’ll have to go into a field of important scientific study and win a prestigious award that will inspire someone to make you some clothing. Such a terrible burden, that.
To learn more about May-Bitt Moser’s amazing work, you can read her bio and check out some of her many published scientific papers at the NTNU website.