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How to get a Nobel Prize?

Ivar Giaever at the BCS 50 superconductivity conference, Urbana (2007)
Ivar Giaever explains what to do to get a Nobel Prize
According to a Nobel Prize winner Ivar Giaever, to get a Nobel Prize you have to
1. be curious
2. be competitive
3. be creative
4. be stubborn
5. be self confident
6. be skeptical
7. be patient
8. most important: be lucky

Ivar Giaever discovered superconducting tunnel junctions and used them to demonstrate the energy gap in superconductors. Also, he was the first to observe a supercurrent in SIS tunnel junctions.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Giaever has an opinion that beliefs in man-made global warming (MMGW) constitutes a "new religion". A reference is given to a report issued by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (minority). The Committee was led by J. Inhofe, in March 2009. The report states that Giaever has stated "I am a skeptic… Global warming has become a new religion." Norway's popular newspaper, Aftenposten (26 June 2011) published an article in which Giaever stated, "It is amazing how stable temperature has been over the last 150 years." On 13 September 2011 Giaever resigned from the American Physical Society due to a disagreement with its official position that "the evidence [supporting MMGW] is incontrovertible."
An optical mask is aligned over the substrate and the sample is exposed to UV light. The mask is designed to isolate a single nanotube and simultaneously create an electrode pattern for later measurements.
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