Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1999
Gerardus 't Hooft, Martinus J.G. Veltman

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Martinus J.G. Veltman - Interview

Interview, December 1999

Interview with Professor Martinus J.G. Veltman in December 1999. The interviewers are Professor Per Carlson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Jasmina Cirgic, student.

Professor Veltman talks about differences in the educational systems of Europe and USA, the Higgs particle (2:44), how he developed an interest in physics (4:46), his thoughts about unified field theories (6:39), how a good teacher can make a real difference (9:19), the development of electronic communications (14:17), his life after retirement (15:50), difficulties for female scientists (17:15), what the Nobel Prize has meant to him (20:02), and his work with CERN (21:43).

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Transcript of the Interview with Martinus Veltman


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