Israeli scientist receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Associated Press

JERUSALEM — When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group. After years in the scientific wilderness, though, he was proved right. And now he’s received the ultimate vindication: the Nobel Prize. The lesson? “A good scientist is a humble and listening scientist,” Schechtman says.