Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson’s morning in photographs

The awarding of Nobel Prizes attracts worldwide attention. Economists Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom’s hectic day started around 3 a.m. PT. University Communications and Stanford Graduate School of Business photographers were there to capture the excitement.

Robert Wilson, left, and Paul Milgrom were awarded the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
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Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom, who are neighbors as well as colleagues, spent much of the morning celebrating their Nobel Prize together. The two live across the street from each other.
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Earlier in the morning, Robert Wilson and his wife, Mary, had to inform a still-sleeping Paul Milgrom over his security camera that he had won the Nobel Prize and that the Nobel Committee was attempting to reach him.
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The two Nobel Prize winners began a busy day of media interviews. Here, Paul Milgrom shows his schedule to Graduate School of Business public relations officer Helen Chang.
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Robert Wilson takes a phone interview from the BBC in his backyard as his wife, Mary Wilson, looks on.
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Among those joining the early morning celebrations was Mohammad Akbarpour, associate professor of economics, seen here sitting with Paul Milgrom.
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Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom, who are neighbors as well as colleagues, spent much of the morning celebrating their Nobel Prizes together. The two live across the street from one another.
Image credit: Andrew Brodhead

Much of their day will be spent explaining to the media the application of their research.
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Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom explain auction theory and inventions of new auction formats to the media.
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The two Nobel Prize winners are former student and mentor. Robert Wilson, left, was Paul Milgrom’s PhD adviser.
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A 10 a.m. press conference featured the two new laureates answering questions for reporters worldwide.
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