Sir Paul Nurse


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.

The host of this podcast is’s Adam Smith.

Nobel Prize Conversations was produced with the support of 3M, ABB, Ericsson and Scania.

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Nobel Prizes and laureates

Eleven laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize in 2023, for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Their work and discoveries range from effective mRNA vaccines and attosecond physics to fighting against the oppression of women.

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