NO­BEL LAU­RE­ATE HON­OURED

WITH CAM­PUS BIKE RACK

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HAVE YOU HEARD? -

The Univer­sity of Mis­souri is hon­our­ing its No­bel Prizewin­ning sci­en­tist with an un­usual ac­co­lade: a ded­i­cated spot in a bi­cy­cle rack. Ge­orge Smith learned this month that he’ll share this year’s No­bel Prize in chem­istry with two other sci­en­tists. Other schools have recog­nised their No­bel lau­re­ates with a ded­i­cated park­ing space. But the 77-year-old Smith is, by his own as­sess­ment, “not a good driver.” Smith lives less than 2 kilo­me­tres from the Columbia cam­pus and bikes to work ev­ery day. His spot will be in a stan­dard bike rack, the same as those used by other bi­cy­clists on cam­pus. But the univer­sity plans to post a sign let­ting ev­ery­one know one par­tic­u­lar space be­longs to a No­bel lau­re­ate.

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