Nobel Prize Winner Says We Are Connected by “Web of Ideas”


Dr. George P. Smith understands that scientific discoveries don't happen in isolation: Researchers build on each other's ideas, no matter where in the world they study.   In October, Smith, a Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri, was among a trio of researchers from the United States and England that The Royal Swedish Academy of Science awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry.   Smith is the first MU professor to receive a Nobel Prize for his work conducted at MU. His achievement, dubbed "harnessing the power of evolution" by Nobel officials, also represents [...]