Nobel Prize winner's 'Grid Cell' dress
Nobel Laureate May-Britt Moser walked the red carpet and received her gold medal on 10th December in a 'Grid Cell' dress. The design of the dress sums up the scientific achievements of Moser and the other Laureates of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The British Fashion House of Matthew Hubble has designed the structure of the 'Grid Cell' dress to encompass the grid pattern for the discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. A pattern of beadwork demonstrates neuron connections and activity. Hubble believes that to ensure the progression of humanity, it is essential that we celebrate our scientists. He believes that the Nobel Prize and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering should honour scientists in the same way that film stars are celebrated during the Oscars. It is our scientists pushing the edge of knowledge and our engineers who have brought the greatest difference to everyone's lives by giving us the miracles of modern healthcare, clean water, and energy to heat our homes!
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