Interview with the 2001 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry William S. Knowles, Ryoji Noyori and K. Barry Sharpless by Joanna Rose, science writer, 12 December 2001.
The Laureates talk about their work as organic chemists; whether life can be created in a laboratory (3:48); whether science is too reductionist (8:36); what life is (10:54); the idea behind their results (17:27); the importance of intuition (22:13); and how to get people interested in science (25:59).
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