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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997
Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, William D. Phillips

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Interview

Interview, August 2008

Interview with the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Steven Chu, 26 August 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.

Steven Chu discusses dropping out of high school for three months, deciding to study physics instead of mathematics (4:54), working at Bell Labs and the rediscovery that led to his optical molasses proposal (12:01), transitioning to research in biophysics (27:02), and his opinion that "getting to a sustainable world is a problem that scientists have an opportunity and duty to solve" (37:47).

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