Interview with George A. Olah by Anders Bárány at the meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 2000.
George Olah talks about family background and early education; his discovery and the Nobel Prize (5.17); the work on carbocations (9:20); why he loves teaching chemistry (15:46); how to create successful creative milieus (18:12); and about why there are so many Hungarian Laureates (20:14).
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.