Forget President Obama winning the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace. It's one of the scientists who won this year's Nobel Prize for Physics that should have garnered more attention. Why? He was a home scholar.
Willard S. Boyle, who is Canadian and grew up in a logging community where a dog sled was the transporation mode of choice, was taught at him by his mother until he reached the high school years.
Here's more and also here.
Finally, Dr. Boyle's phone interview with Adam Smith, editor of Nobelprize.org, where he mentions his education.
Congratulations, Dr. Boyle!
While we're on the topic: This exchange - priceless!