Eric Betzig


Interview, December 2014

Interview with 2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Eric Betzig, 6 December 2014.

Transcript of the interview

Eric Betzig describes his work in simple terms.

Eric Betzig on breakthroughs.

Eric Betzig on what brought him to science.

Eric Betzig on role models.

Eric Betzig on differences between academia and industry.

Eric Betzig’s future plans.

Eric Betzig on being awarded the Nobel Prize.

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Short interview, December 2014

“I went to the inner space instead of the outer space”

In this interview from the Nobel Banquet on 10 December 2014, Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig explains why he abandoned his astronaut dream, the feeling of being a Nobel Laureate and the real rewards of doing science.

Nobel Minds 2014

The 2014 Nobel Laureates met at the Grünewald Hall in the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm on 11 December 2014 for the traditional round-table discussion and TV program ‘Nobel Minds’. The Nobel Laureates discussed the discoveries for which they’ve been honored, how these can be applied in a practical way, and the role of science in today’s society. The discussion was hosted by Zeinab Badawi of the BBC.

Interview, October 2014

Telephone interview with Eric Betzig following the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 8 October 2014. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media.

Eric Betzig was in Germany preparing for a keynote when he got the news that he had been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner. Hear about how he reacted with “equal measures of happiness and fear” when he got the call from Stockholm.

Transcript of the telephone interview with Eric Betzig

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