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).
Their work and discoveries range from the Earth’s climate and our sense of touch to efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.
See them all presented here.