From Deadman's Trail

The Price's Unique Opportunity

Good Monday to you. Marlee and I had a unique opportunity this past week to attend the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm. Our daughter's father in law, Dr. Michael Levitt, was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the "development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems." It was a blast, and we got to shake hands with the King and Queen of Sweden, among other things. My favorite moment was meeting and getting to know Dr. Peter Higgs, the man who conceptualized the Higgs Boson particle in 1964, and who was honored with the Nobel Prize in physics this year after 2 teams proved the existence of the Higgs Boson using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN last year.

The Higgs Boson explains many things, among them the missing mass of the universe and thus, has spawned a series of interesting thoughts, among them some very clever jokes...a Higgs Boson went into a Catholic church where the priest confronted him and said "you can't come in here." The Higgs Boson replied "you can't have mass without me!"

Picture attached of me with Dr. Higgs and Dr. Levitt at a reception in the British Ambassador to Sweden's home. A great trip for sure. Merry Christmas.

Alan Price

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