Glittering Nobel Gown Represents Scientist’s Work

I posted this originally at Scientific American on December 10, 2014.

Women in the public eye are constantly scrutinized for what they wear, whether it be a politician, a Hollywood starlet or even a scientist at the Nobel Prize ceremony. The male Nobel Prize recipients have it relatively easy, at least wardrobe-wise. They put on their tie and tails and they are good to go, but women have a few more decisions to make regarding color, style, accessories, appropriateness for the venue and so forth.

May Britt Moser's sample dress as designed by Matthew Hubble
May Britt Moser’s sample dress as designed by Matthew Hubble