Interview with the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Robert H. Grubbs, 30 August, 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Robert Grubbs explains how a family interested in learning and a junior high school science teacher interested in controversy laid the foundation for his own interest in science, how orange pulp was indirectly responsible for his decision to study synthetic organic chemistry (4:38), how establishing Materia, Inc., promoted commercial applications for metathesis based products (18:07), how being a professor is the "world's greatest job" (33:50), how he explains metathesis simply (36:37), and how global warming may positively change the public perception of chemicals (40:50).
Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
Copyright © Nobel Web AB 2009
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005