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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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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