Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011
Dan Shechtman

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Dan Shechtman - Interview

Interview, December 2011

Interview with the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Dan Shechtman, 6 December 2011. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editorial Director of Nobel Media. Dan Shechtman talks about how applied research and the electron microscope led to his discovery of quasicrystals and how it is changing the way we look at matter. He discusses how he stumbled upon the discovery and explains why he didn't give up studying quasicrystals after being kicked out of the research team by his group leader. Shechtman also reveals why he encourages students to pay attention to that "something odd" in their research.

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29 min.

Nobel Minds 2011

The 2011 Nobel Laureates met at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on 9 December 2011 for the traditional round-table discussion and TV program 'Nobel Minds'. The Laureates discuss issues of global concern, their own research, and their early influences.

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47 min.

Interview, October 2011

Telephone interview with Dan Shechtman following the announcement of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 5 October 2011. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editorial Director of Nobel Media.

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5 min.

Transcript of the Telephone Interview with Dan Shechtman


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