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Lindau 2011: What do scientists do after winning the Nobel Prize?

Most of us know about the prize-winning work of this year's Lindau Nobel Laureates, but how many of us keep track of what they did after winning the coveted honor? Scientists' lives after the Nobel Prize change dramatically. As former Lindau attendee Richard Ernst put it, they are now expected to be oracles on everything from international politics to religion, even when their knowledge of most other things is as limited as that of other people. There is no common thread; after winning the Prize, scientists' lives become as varied as those of all of us and in some cases a little more interesting. Here's a short portrait of life after the Nobel Prize illustrated with a select few examples...

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