How to Win A Nobel Prize is based on ten-year-old Mary who loves running her own science experiments at home and has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize. But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all? One day Marystumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel prize winners.
Swearing her to secrecy, Dr Barry Marshall agrees to guide her as she travels around the world and through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries.
How to Win A Nobel Prize is a funny, fascinating adventure story for ages 9 to 12, and includes experiments that young scientists can do themselves at school or at home. The novel is based on a conversation between a real girl called Mary, who will also be in attendance at the event, and Nobel laureate, Dr Barry Marshall. Mary asked Barry what she would have to do to win a Nobel Prize and Barry agreed to write a book to answer that question for her.
Dr Barry Marshall won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine, with Robin Warren, for discovering that stomach ulcers can be caused by bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics. He experimented on himself to prove their theory.