Stanford's Michael Levitt, professor in cancer research and structural biology, nabbed this year's prize in chemistry. He shares the award with Martin Karplus, at the University of Strasbourg and Harvard, and Arieh Warshel, associated with USC.
The three will each receive the shiny trinket and a cool $1.2 million.
Upon hearing news of his win, Levitt told AP, "I would say the only real change in my life is I need to learn how to dance because when you go to Stockholm you have to do ballroom dancing...This is the big problem I have right now."
Another Nobel Prize recipient's humblebrag! We love it. UC Berkeley's Randy Schekman, if you recall, took to Facebook on Monday to reflect a similar self-effacing sentiment shortly after he won the 2013 award for medicine, stating, "The news from Stockholm caused me to lose sleep today."
Perhaps this is what is known as being charming, yes? Très charmant. All around.
Also of note? The work for which Levitt was awarded includes research he did before he was 20 years of age. AP has more:
Levitt told The Associated Press the award recognized him for work he had done when he was 20, before he even had his PhD.
"It was just me being in the right place at the right time and maybe having a few good ideas," he said, speaking by telephone from his home in Stanford, California.
"It's sort of nice in more general terms to see that computational science, computational biology is being recognized," he added. "It's become a very large field and it's always in some ways been the poor sister, or the ugly sister, to experimental biology."
For those keeping score, this marks Stanford's second Nobel award of 2013.