30 minutes of fame

By Ed Yong | October 25, 2010 3:55 pm

Here are some photos from the award ceremony for the National Academies Science Communication Prize, which I attended at Washington DC last Friday. All photos are credited to Paul Kennedy, who did an incredible job at making me look like a non-idiot. His full selection of photos are here and here.

The whole thing was very sincere and classy; my wife was there to share it with me; I managed to avoid tripping, breaking the certificate or insulting anyone very important, and I actually got to say the words, “I’d like to thank the Academy for this great honour”. It was a great moment, so forgive the rather unBritish indulgence of posting the photos.

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Comments (24)

  1. NewEnglandBob

    Very nice. You deserve to smile like that :)

  2. Daniel J. Andrews

    lol! Great captions on your photos!! Had me chuckling away. And I’ll echo the sentiment above–very much deserved indeed.

  3. This is really fantastic! We’re witnessing the birth of a superstar. Keep up the great work!

  4. Much deserved. Congratulations.

  5. Christine Ottery

    Yays!! (See comment to the right.)

  6. Kyrsten

    Woot! another great thing to add to your CV.

    you do know that you are my favorite science blogger to read, right?

    Science always needs a dose of humor…

  7. I have a feeling your fame will be extended beyond 30 mins… so long as the world is populated by ducks and squirrels and fruit bats etc…

  8. Absolutely deserved. Glad that we are living in a time when pristine science writers such as you are widely recognized. Congratulations!

    PS But now feeling a bit inappropriate about stealing mayonnaise from a National Academies Science Communication Prize winner.

  9. Very well done Ed. Thoroughly deserved and I also note you’re taking a pop at Best Dressed Man 2010 as well.

  10. zackoz

    Congratulations – you look very dapper.

    Oh, and Ed does too.

    All very cool.

  11. AR

    Yours is not just my favourite science blog, but my favourite blog — and it seems relevant that I’m not even close to being an expert in things science-y. The award is well-deserved. Congratulations, Ed!

    (The captions cracked me up…)

  12. You know what? Awww. Your expressions say so much.

  13. I’d like to join the long line of people, tweeps and commenters congratulating you. Well-deserved, as many have said!

    And awesome lettering indeed.

  14. ostranenie
  15. bbleeker

    You deserve it!

  16. Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it.

  17. Richard
  18. Diveena

    Congratulations, very well deserved, it was bound to happen sometime with all the effort and amazing pieces you write. Glad you had your other half by your side for this honor.

  19. Congratulations! Well deserved:) keep up the good work! . . . & a tip, when you look at the camera open your eyes a bit more, smile with your eyes, it needs practicing of course(I know) but the result will be satisfying. I really like the photo with your wife: )and the last one.

  20. Looking good, Ed. :)

    Well deserved. Contrats.

  21. Mike

    Way to go, this is huge!

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