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Interview with George F. Smoot (55 minutes)

Interview with the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, George F. Smoot, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 3 July 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of  George Smoot talks about the tremendous impact the Nobel Prize has had on his life and career, the influence of his parents in nurturing his natural curiosity (4:23), his early interest in cosmic microwave background radiation (8:43), the key questions that have dominated his research (12:51), why he always works on two or three projects at once (16:58), his advice to students starting out in research (22:20), why the challenge of piecing together what happened in the early universe can be likened to crime scene investigations (33:52), how cosmology research is blossoming (44:38), and the questions that young people entering the field should be asking (47:34).
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