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Nobel winner gets real prize: A special parking permit

The joy of receiving a special Nobel laureate parking permit for the Cal campus is clear on Perlmutter's face. Photo: LBNL
Saul Perlmutter received a coveted NL parking permit today. Photo: Roibín Ó hÉochaidh

When Berkeleyside spoke to newly anointed Nobel Prize winner Saul Perlmutter earlier today, he joked that the “only reason to win a Nobel Prize” was to receive the famous Nobel laureate (NL) parking permit, reserved for laureates on the Berkeley campus.

Today he was presented with the coveted permit which is a free lifetime pass to park in designated spaces near the central UC Berkeley campus.

Which prize is better we wonder?