Nobel Prize Talks: Peter Agre
The battle against malaria is a long and arduous one. Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, is part of the worldwide community committed to that fight. Speaking from a research institute in Zambia, he expands on the challenging state of global health, the promising shift towards an increasing number of women engaging in scientific research, and why scientists need to get involved in politics.
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Interview with the 2003 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon by Joanna Rose, science writer, 9 December 2003.
The Laureates talk about what it is like to be a scientist; how a discovery is made (1:55); the discovery of the channels (6:10); how details are important in science (15:33); the relation between science and society (19:06); the responsibility of scientists (21:30); and the joy of working in a laboratory (27:00).
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.