Fall 2019 > IAS Community

IAS TT & WF Chao Foundation Professor George SMOOT’s Guest Appearance in Popular TV Sitcom

After his debut in the long-running prime-time TV comedy The Big Bang Theory ten years ago, Prof. Smoot made his second guest appearance in the episode “The Laureate Accumulation”. Other American Nobel laureates, including Prof. Kip S. THORNE, theoretical physicist, and Prof. Frances ARNOLD, chemical engineer, also guest-starred in the same episode of the last season. The two-day shoot was a rare occasion for Smoot to meet fellow Nobel Prize winners on a television set, rather than at an awards ceremony.