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Interview with David J. Gross (56 minutes)

Interview with the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, David J. Gross, in September 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.  David Gross explains why Israel was a good location for a budding scientist, why theoretical physics needed a revolutionary approach in the 1960's (7:46), why a beautiful and simple theory still "can't be solved on the back of an envelope" (18:09) and why ill-defined intuition needs to be trusted (26:45). He also clarifies why there is a pending crisis in scientific enquiry (34:26), why part of his job is going back to school (38:48), and why students need to learn to ask questions, not answer them (52:06).
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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2004    

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