- Previous episode S12E17 - The Conference Valuation
- Number S12E18
- Director Mark Cendrowski
- Writers Adam Faberman, David Saltzberg, Steve Holland
The Laureate Accumulation
When competitors Pemberton and Campbell charm America on a publicity tour, Sheldon and Amy try to bring Nobel laureates Kip Thorne, George Smoot and Frances Arnold to their side. Also, Halley’s fear of the dark leads to opportunity and conflict for Howard, Bernadette and Stuart.