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Interview with the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Steven Chu, 26 August 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Steven Chu discusses dropping out of high school for three months, deciding to study physics instead of mathematics (4:54), working at Bell Labs and the rediscovery that led to his optical molasses proposal (12:01), transitioning to research in biophysics (27:02), and his opinion that "getting to a sustainable world is a problem that scientists have an opportunity and duty to solve" (37:47). Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
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