James Watson


Interview, December 2012

Interview with 1962 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine James Watson, 10 December 2012. The interviewer is Nobelprize.org’s Adam Smith.

James Watson talks about his relative actor Orson Welles (04:26); arriving at the Cavendish Laboratory as a young American in the 1950s (06:10); his friendship with fellow Chemistry Laureate Francis Crick (06:21); the discovery of the DNA structure (12:20); Rosalind Franklin (26:23); that it never occurred to him he’d become world famous (29:02); how hard it is to achieve excellence in science (34:43) and indeed football 35:20); his background and journey in life (37:54) and finally, James Watson remembers picking up his Nobel Prize cheque (38:55).

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