If this objection has been raised that, they say, should still be really correct (that is the only correct) description of the atom, you can ask a counter-question: why, in fact, it should be? There is still scope for theorists and philosophers. The practicality is our "ball" model persuaded associated with it great advances in science and technology. Not only Watson and his colleagues won the Nobel Prize for his work with balls atoms. As early as 1914 the physicist Max von Laue (1879-1960) was awarded this highest international distinction for proof that the substance "is made up of beads with holes between them."