It's Valentine's Day and the dominant imagery is roses, hearts, Victoria's Secret, Fifty Shades of Grey and Whitman's Samplers. But love isn't all lingerie, blindfolds and chocolate. In real life couples accomplish astonishing things outside the faux tableaux of romantic accoutrement. For example, these couples won the Nobel Prize together! (And in all likelihood, in a nod to tradition, some days they even went to work in sexy underwear.)
May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser (it was a ménage à trois, with John Brit O'Keefe) -- won in medicine in 2014 for discovering a "positioning system in the brain."
Marie Curie and Pierre Curie (shared with a third, too, Antoine Henri) -- in 1903 in physics the "their joint researches on the radiation phenomena."
Frederic Jolie And Irene Jolie-Curie -- those Curies! Irene, the daughter of Pierre and Marie, won with her husband in 1935 in chemistry for researching the "structure of the atom."
Gerty Cori and Carl Cori -- for medicine in 1947 for "their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen."
Alva Myrdal and Gunnar Myrdal -- for economics in 1974 for the ""their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations."
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