Interview, May 2014
Interview with 2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Kurt Wüthrich, 27 May 2014.
Trading swimming lessons for lab time.
Grabbing Max Perutz’ attention.
Kurt Wüthrich’s intense collaboration with Richard Ernst.
Kurt Wüthrich’s work in simple terms.
“Breakthroughs are unexpected.”
Doubts and criticism from other scientists.
Being awarded the Nobel Prize
“The greatest week in a scientist’s life.”
The difference between doing sports and science.
“Sabbaticals are not meant to be vacations.”
Trading swimming lessons for lab time: Kurt Wüthrich was in sports school, but got bored toward the winter, so he offered swimming lessons to the professor of Chemistry in exchange for lab time to do some research.
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