Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard I. Moser

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John O'Keefe - Interview

Interview, December 2014

Interview with 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine John O´Keefe, 6 December 2014.

  • John O´Keefe's work in simple terms.

    John O´Keefe on his breakthrough.

    John O´Keefe on what brought them to science.

  • John O´Keefe on being awarded the Nobel Prize.

John O´Keefe, 2014 Medicine Laureate, explains his Nobel Prize awarded work to easy-to-understand terms. 6 December 2014.

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Nobel Prize Talks: John O'Keefe

Released 2014-11-21

How does your life change when you're awarded the Nobel Prize? John O'Keefe, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, is just starting to find out. But he prefers relative anonymity and being in the lab: "If you take my equipment away from me, I might as well retire". In this conversation he talks about his early days in neuroscience, how he discovered the brain's 'place cells', and what the future of the field might hold.

Interview, October 2014

Telephone interview with John O'Keefe following the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 6 October 2014. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media. John O'Keefe was working at his desk at home in London when he got the news that he had been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser. Listen to an interview about how John O'Keefe reacted when he got the call from Stockholm.

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Transcript of the Telephone Interview with John O´Keefe


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