Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1984
Carlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer

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Interview, July 2008

Interview with the 1984 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Carlo Rubbia, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

Carlo Rubbia talks about teamwork and collective enterprises in physics, research at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) (10:50), particularly the Large Hadron Collider (12:47), how curiosity drives scientific achievements and encourages the general public's interest in science (14:48), and finally, the energy crisis (20:58) and his views on nuclear (24:00) and solar (30:40) power.

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