Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2000
Zhores Alferov, Herbert Kroemer, Jack Kilby

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Herbert Kroemer - Interview

Interview, August 2008

Interview with the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Herbert Kroemer, 29 August, 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

Herbert Kroemer discusses being an unruly student and the various professors who inspired him, moving to Göttingen University because of the Cold War (3:49), earning a PhD at the age of twenty four (18:83), and his early career at the German Postal Service Laboratory and RCA Labs (20:47). He also explains his philosophy on education (31:16), his early work with heterostructures (33:21), his decision to return to the university system after a career in industry (43:56), and his efforts to encourage unapplied, intellectual freedom (55:29).

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62 min.

Interview, December 2000

Interview with the 2000 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Zhores I. Alferov, Jack S. Kilby and Herbert Kroemer, 13 December 2000. The interviewer is Joanna Rose, science writer.

The Laureates talk about the development of information technology, what will come after the chip (4:42), the work behind the discoveries (8:44), research in the industry and the university (14:28), and 'friendly cooperation' between scientists (22:43).

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25 min.


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