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Interview with the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Gerhard Ertl, 6 December 2007. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Gerhard Ertl talks about the challenges of studying something so structurally complex as the chemistry of solid surfaces, his knack for revisiting old problems with new technology (5:12), his varied background in both physics and chemistry (6:58), the motivation he seeks in students and the returned mentorship they look for in him (10:33), the adventure in finding surprising answers (14:14), and his experience as a Nobel Laureate (19:44). Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
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