A Nobel Prize-winning physicist sold his medal for $765,000 to pay medical bills
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Physicist Leon Lederman sold his 2012 Nobel Prize medal to pay mounting health care bills. Amy Sussman/Getty Images for World Science Festival
Leon Lederman won a Nobel Prize in 1988 for his pioneering physics research.
But in 2015, the physicist, who passed away Wednesday, sold his Nobel Prize medal for $765,000 to pay his mounting medical bills. The University of Chicago professor (...)