The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957
Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee
Interview with the 1957 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Tsung-Dao Lee, 9 December 2007. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Tsung-Dao Lee talks about his Nobel Prize in Physics, tells the fascinating tale of how he taught himself physics when World War II interrupted his education (16:45), and how this eventually led to a scholarship at the University of Chicago, where he studied under Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi (24:45). He talks about Fermi's unique approach to mentorship (28:20) and how he tries to teach his students in the same way (32:46), why we are entering a challenging new era in physics research (39:47), and the need for collective groups and global partnerships in physics (53:39).