Bush meets with Nobel Prize winners
WASHINGTON — Three 2008 Nobel laureates from the United States lined up with President George W. Bush on Monday for an Oval Office photograph to mark their achievements.
Bush visited with Martin Chalfie of New York and Roger Tsien of La Jolla, Calif., two of three U.S.-based scientists who won a Nobel Prize in chemistry for turning a glowing green protein from jellyfish into a revolutionary way to watch the tiniest details of life within cells and living creatures. Osamu Shimomura, a Japanese citizen who works in the United States, shared the prize.
The third laureate at the White House was Paul Krugman of New York, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade patterns. Krugman, a frequent critic of the Bush administration who opposed the recent $700 billion financial bailout, is a Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist.