Comments: This brings the number of Nobel Laureates I've met personally to 8

I've met one, and seen one more.

Saw Stephen Hawking while I was at UCSB. He was having lunch outside of the Wendy's.

I met Glenn T Seaborg when I was young. I have a picture of me with him, when I was in middle school. He was from South Gate( his boyhood home is now owned by the city), went to Berkeley and became a big shot physist. An element is named after him (106, Sg, Seaborium).

Posted by Bill at October 5, 2005 10:03 PM

Stephen Hawking hasn't won the Nobel. Shame. I've spoken with him, he's quite funny despite the timing issues his voice box induces.....

Wow. Glenn Seaborg is a chemistry legend. I thought he was from the bay area.

Posted by caltechgirl at October 5, 2005 10:46 PM

From a Seaborg Biography

Glenn Theodore Seaborg was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, on April 19, 1912. At the age of 10 he moved with his family to California, in 1929 he graduated at David Starr Jordan High School in Los Angeles as valedictorian of his class.

He entered the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1929, and received the degree of Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1937.

So he was born in the midwest, moved to SoCal (lived in South Gate, most of which is a part of LA USD), and then went to Berkeley. America is a great internal immigration society, among other things.

Posted by Bill at October 6, 2005 06:29 AM