The Nobel Prize! In winning, you join the esteemed ranks of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.
Who would dare criticize the Nobel Prize?
That would be UC San Diego astrophysicist Brian Keating, who many thought might win the Nobel Prize in 2014 for his work mapping Big Bang cosmic microwave background radiation with the super-cooled Bicep2 telescope at the South Pole. He did so recently in a new book: "Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Sciences Highest Honor," published by W.W. Norton & Co.
So far, Keating's book has been getting good reviews...