Professor Peter Doherty goes viral after asking Twitter where he could get a drink

The Australian Nobel laureate mistook the social media site for a search engine, but has taken the mix-up in good spirits

He’s a Nobel laureate but it appears even world-renowned immunologist Professor Peter Doherty isn’t ‘immune’ from the occasional brain fart — or the need for a refreshing alcoholic beverage after a hard day’s work.

Professor Doherty, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with a Swiss colleague, has added social media darling to his impressive resume, after mistaking Twitter for Google when searching for the opening hours of liquor chain Dan Murphy’s:

Professor Doherty quickly gained more than a thousand new followers, leading to him to quip that he had obviously