2006 Nobel Laureates

May 2, 2007

253 SR
The Subcommittee will hear testimony from the five most recent U.S. Nobel Laureates. The witnesses will provide their observations on the state of the country’s scientific enterprise and the importance of scientific investment, as well as sharing details of their Nobel prize-winning discoveries.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Minority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Andrew Z. Fire

    Professor of Pathology and Genetics
    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Roger Kornberg

    Winzer Professor of Medicine, Department of Structural Biology
    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. John Mather

    James Webb Space Telescope, Senior Project Scientist
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Craig Mello

    Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Dr. George Smoot

    Astrophysics Group
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory