I ran into my podcast guest who lives near me and has a Nobel Prize and he happened to have it with him. He didn’t have it when he came over to record and for my famous no-packaging vegetable stew, so I hadn’t seen it.
So there we were on Sixth Avenue, people walking by not realizing we were holding a genuine Nobel Prize.
On the podcast I asked him if he ever wore it. He pointed out, as you can see, it’s different than an Olympic medal. You don’t wear it.
It’s also not gold. At least it felt lighter than iron, which is, I think, less dense than gold. Maybe it’s bronze or brass.
Anyway this one was one for the work done by ICAN — the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons — “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”
When I interviewed him, twenty-three nations had signed the treaty. As of yesterday, twenty-seven had signed. They need fifty for it to pass.