Interview with Professor William N. Lipscomb by Joanna Rose, science writer, 3 December 2001.
Professor Lipscomb talks about how the directions of his research abruptly changed in 1964; how to get confidence in ideas that nobody believes in (3:38); why music is a very important part of his life (5:50); and how a chemistry set for kids made him enter science (10:02). He also gives some advice to young students (11:33).
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