The first step in understanding the mad mind of a scientist is to know that they are people who feel, enjoy and suffer just like us. Yes, they are brilliant minds of history but who also walk barefoot at home, enjoy a cup of coffee and suddenly watch a morning humor show.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is an exemplary lady. She received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Luc Montagnier for her discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus that causes people to develop AIDS. Since then he has dedicated his life to finding a cure for thousands of people and reviving the debate about how patients should be treated and evaluated so that stigmatization is no more harmful than the virus itself. He also loves coffee and having fun.
2. Aaron Ciechanover:
Aaron Ciechanover received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004 along with Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose for helping to understand how the human body selects defective proteins for destruction in order to defend itself from diseases such as cancer.
His laboratory is currently investigating a molecule called ubiquitin that is believed to be responsible for the regulated degradation of proteins and present in the processes of cell division, DNA repair or quality control of proteins.
3. John Mather:
John Mather received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics along with George F. Smoot for being the “discoverers of the Big Bang echo and researchers of the birth and infancy of the universe”. Scientists were awarded the prize for “their gaze on the childhood of the universe” and “their attempts to understand the origin of galaxies and stars. His work on measurements using the COBE satellite, launched by NASA in November 1989.
He is currently leading one of the most ambitious projects of the U. S. Space Agency NASA. From the Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Washington DC, he is in charge of studies with the James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared device that will be the largest space telescope in history.
With these interesting personalities, it makes you want to have your own scientific laboratory, just like Kalstein.