Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1988
Leon M. Lederman, Melvin Schwartz, Jack Steinberger

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Jack Steinberger - Interview

Interview, July 2008

Interview with the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Jack Steinberger, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

Jack Steinberger talks about meeting students in Lindau, moving from Germany to the United States before World War II (4:57), how the war caused him to change from studying chemistry to physics (7:21), the inspiration provided by his graduate mentor Enrico Fermi (12:24), the importance of luck (16:22), his thoughts on receiving the Nobel Prize (19:35), and why he has now turned his attention from particle physics to astrophysics (26:15).

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