Don’t listen to advice, and other advice from Nobel laureates

Top scientists share stories with finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

By Devin Powell, 16:09 PM May 16, 2012

PITTSBURGH — Chemist Dudley Herschbach got the rock-star treatment Tuesday when he arrived at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. A bright-eyed teen competing in the fair stopped him in the hall to ask for an autograph. A group of giggling Canadians posed to have their picture taken with him. One fan gave him what appeared to be a Barbie doll.

When Herschbach and seven other Nobel laureates took the stage later in the day to talk to this year’s finalists, the cameras and ...

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