The Museum of American Financial History in Lower Manhattan has a special exhibit entitled “The Nobel Prize: Celebrating 100 Years of Creativity and Innovation” which will run through July 2003. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the minds, lives and work of selected Nobel laureates, particularly those in the economics category, through personal video interviews, candid photographic portraits and original artifacts.
The exhibition, curated by the Smithsonian, features personal items and scientific instruments belonging to Nobel Prize winners from the past century including Milton Friedman’s briefcase, Albert Einstein’s handwritten notes and Leo Esaki’s Sony radio diode. The museum is open to the public Tuesday –Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $2. The museum’s website is www.financialhistory.org