It's quite amazing (and inspiring) to see Nobel Prize winners everyday in school: T. Steitz, being one that frequent my floor very much and I sat in his lectures, and sometimes I see S. Altman, walking extremely cautiously... Or you get to see them sprout in school, like today - J. Rothman.
At the same time, it is also heart-wrenching to see professors who are nearly there but didn't get the prize year in year out.
Well, the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology 2013 goes jointly to J. Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Südhof. Definitely something to be proud of - a sterling recognition of an academic's hard work in basic research =) And it's from one of the professors from my school! Congratulations!