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Interview with the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics Riccardo Giacconi, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 30 June 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Riccardo Giacconi talks about why he sees himself as both as an American and as a European, why Rome is his favourite city in the world (2:30), his beginnings in physics (5:43), the provocative nature of his recent book aimed at young people moving into science (14:30), why scientists are like children (19:07), the importance of methodology in scientific research (32:18), the remarkable unexpected discovery of cosmic X-rays (46:47), and how most of the matter in the universe remains to be discovered (55:54). Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
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