Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, Ada E. Yonath

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Ada E. Yonath - Interview

Nobel Prize Talks: Ada E. Yonath

Released 2014-02-20

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography. A major contributor to the field is Ada Yonath, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. In this conversation she talks about her life as a scientist and her hardworking childhood where there was never a spare minute. Yonath also discusses the pressing need for the development of new antibiotics, and why she is more fond of facts than predictions.

Interview, December 2009

Interview with the 2009 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath, 6 December 2009. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

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46 min.

Nobel Minds 2009

The 2009 Nobel Laureates met at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on 9 December 2009 for the traditional round-table discussion and TV program 'Nobel Minds'. The program was hosted by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi. The Laureates discussed issues of global concern, their own research, and their early influences.

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59 min.

Interview, October 2009

Telephone interview with Ada E. Yonath immediately following the announcement of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 7 October 2009. The interview was recorded minutes after the announcement and the interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

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9 min.

Transcript of the Telephone Interview with Ada E. Yonath


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