Nobelprize.org
Powered by akamai

Interview with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (60 minutes)

Interview with the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, 12 June 2009. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji discusses the special atmosphere of the College de Paris where he has worked for 31 years, his early education in Algiers and his memories of World War II (6:50), the value of learning that his father instilled (15:34), and his current educational scheme to bring research into schools (18:53). He also describes working in the newly formed lab of Alfred Kastler (23:40), the two times when teaching was especially important to his own research (42:39), the race to use light to make colder atoms (51:12), how the atom’s energy level is comparable to the myth of Sisyphus (52:12), and the ways in which being awarded the Prize has changed his life (59:30).
Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2011

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997    

Ratings Your Rate
(7)
Share this:
To cite this page
MLA style: "Video Player". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 22 Oct 2014. <http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1143>

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.