by John Thomas
UNC unveiled an exhibit in Davis Library Wednesday featuring the medals of its two Nobel Prize winners, Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar. The medals will remain on display for a year as a way to inspire students. Smithies won his Nobel Prize in 2007 in physiology or medicine, and Sancar won his award in 2015 in chemistry.
We caught up with the 90-year-old Smithies after the ceremony and asked him who had the idea to put the awards on display.