Nobelprize.org
Powered by akamai

Interview with Rita Levi-Montalcini (30 minutes)

Interview with the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Rita Levi-Montalcini in Rome, Italy, 26 November 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Rita Levi-Montalcini talks about her daily work in the institute, why she had to make a laboratory in her bedroom to conduct research during World War II (3:06), the benefits of working in isolation (5:03), her post-war move to the United States (6:25), her work with Stanley Cohen and the discovery of nerve growth factor (7:15), the roles of intuition and chance in biological research (15:14), her current research (16:58), her advice to young scientists (17:41), and why this period of her life has been the best so far (28:10).
Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
Copyright © Nobel Web AB 2009

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1986    

Ratings Your Rate
(138)
Share this:
To cite this page
MLA style: "Video Player". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 20 Dec 2014. <http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1101>

Recommended:

On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris.

 

Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types!

 

Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling.