Here’s proof that Nobel Prize winners have more fun than the rest of us!

Michael Levitt, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was recently honored during a Cardinal football game with his wife and son. (Photo: Stanford Athletics)
Michael Levitt, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, was recently honored during a Cardinal football game with his wife and grandson. (Photo: David Elkinson/isiphoto.com)

Sure, there’s that black-tie ceremony in Stockholm to honor winners of the Nobel Prize. But what’s even better?

In what may be the start of a new tradition, MICHAEL LEVITT, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, and his family were honored during the Cardinal football game against UCLA on Oct. 19. Levitt donned the distinctive “Nerd Nation” T-shirt for the occasion. Unfortunately, THOMAS SÜDHOF, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, was unable to join the festivities.

Last year, Nobel Prize winners AL ROTH in economics and BRIAN KOBILKA in chemistry were also feted during a Cardinal football game.

A certain school across the Bay recognizes Nobel Prize winners with a lifetime parking pass. But, somehow, having more than 50,000 people wildly applaud your achievement sounds even better.