Giorgos Seferis and his wife were in their home in the Athens suburb of Pangrati when it was announced that he was the first Greek ever to receive a Nobel Prize. Seferis, retired at the time of the award, devoted most of his time writing in his book-lined studio and collecting seashells.
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.