Monday, April 25, 2011

Nobel Laureate Loners

Krugman’s wife, Robin Wells, an academic economist herself, was recently reading the Ian McEwan novel Solar, whose protagonist is a Nobel Prize–winning physicist who has been married five times, and she found the scenario implausible. "You could never win the Nobel Prize with that kind of personal life," she says. "It’s too distracting."

-- from a profile of Paul Krugman in New York magazine

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