Nobel Prize Conversations
”When a politician gets up and says that we are following the science, the question needs to be what science? Because there are more than one scientific conclusion out there”
What is life? This is a question that has puzzled scientists for centuries, one of the most famous being Erwin Schrödinger. In this podcast episode, conducted in December 2020, we meet Paul Nurse and hear his thoughts on the matter.
Interview with the 2001 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Tim Hunt, Leland H. Hartwell and Sir Paul Nurse, by science writer Peter Sylwan, 12 December 2001.
The Laureates talk about paradigm shifts in biology; reductionism (6:42); hard questions in bioscience (15:01); the important bridge between scientists and society (18:26); managing good science (26:341); and ethical issues in bioscience (29:32).
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
See them all presented here.