Interview with the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Paul Greengard, 13 June 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org. Paul Greengard talks about how the events of World War II influenced his choice to study biophysics, how a lecture by Nobel Laureate Allen Hodgkin inspired his research (5:16), the initial opposition to his ideas about nerve cell function (14:05), how 15 years of hard work and unswerving belief led to his Nobel Prize awarded discoveries (19:54), future challenges for the field (25:00), the wonderful questioning of students (41:27), and why he established the Pearl Meister Greengard Award for women working in science (44:29).
Copyright © Nobel Web AB 2009
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000