Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000
Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard, Eric Kandel

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Paul Greengard - Interview

Interview, June 2008

Interview with the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Paul Greengard, 13 June 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

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).

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49 min.

Interview, December 2000

Interview with the 2000 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Eric R. Kandel, Paul Greengard and Arvid Carlsson, by science writer Peter Sylwan, 12 December 2000.

The Laureates discuss whether we ever will be able to understand the mechanisms of mind; talk about their work and discoveries (6.31); making a paradigm shift in the way of looking at the brain (12:25); going against a dominant field (16:15); and their view of the future (19:04).

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26 min.


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