Don't Miss: Physics Nobel Explained Nobel season is always cool. I sit by my phone and wait... But seriously, I find it fascinating to learn what scientific discoveries the Nobel committee thinks are really, really important. Most of the time, I've never heard of them. And when the physics prizes happen, I'm always glad to have NPR's David Kestenbaum explain them. He has a piece on tonight, talking to both winners of this year's prize, John Mather of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and George Smoot from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab at U.C. Berkeley. Their discoveries surrounding evidence for the Big Bang apparently completely changed cosmology -- the study of the origins of the universe.