Originally posted by shahenshah
Amazing that his research group asked him to leave.
Actually rejection of new ideas doesn't surprise me; the turnaround to a Nobel being awarded within 30 years does.
I remember a Physics lab in which our TA refused to accept my lab partner's and my observation that it took more force to start a little formica covered cube sliding, than it took to keep it sliding. It was easy to see, the spring we had in the string we pulled it with went longer, then shortened a bit while the block moved. He said it had to be experimental error. The two of us even named it something as if we'd be famous someday. Forgot the name.
Still waiting for the Nobel.