Interview with the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, George F. Smoot, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 3 July 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
George Smoot talks about the tremendous impact the Nobel Prize has had on his life and career, the influence of his parents in nurturing his natural curiosity (4:23), his early interest in cosmic microwave background radiation (8:43), the key questions that have dominated his research (12:51), why he always works on two or three projects at once (16:58), his advice to students starting out in research (22:20), why the challenge of piecing together what happened in the early universe can be likened to crime scene investigations (33:52), how cosmology research is blossoming (44:38), and the questions that young people entering the field should be asking (47:34).
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