Interview with Professor Werner Arber by freelance journalist Marika Griehsel at the 53rd meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2003.
Professor Arber talks about the positive changes after the award; how it wasn’t obvious what the discovery would lead to (2:51); whether scientists dealing with basic science are different to the more technically orientated (8:42); whether simplifications are always an aid to understanding (13:12); the positive uses of his achievement (17:08); the qualities young students must have (22:50); big problems yet to be solved (23:59); and theological perspectives on evolution (28:38).
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