California Institute of Technology; Graduate studies at Cornell; During his senior year in high school, he constructed a 100 keV X-ray machine. Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of superfluidity in helium-3; awarded jointly to also include David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson.
I was a good student, but only excelled in physics and chemistry. I was intellectually rather lazy, and in high school would take a free class period so I could get my homework done, freeing evenings for my many projects. I had the most trouble in math, and only through considerable trauma gradually improved from a grade of C+ to A+ over three years.