Interview with Professor Leon N. Cooper by freelance journalist Marika Griehsel at the 53rd meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 30 June-4 July 2003.
Professor Cooper, who was attending the Lindau meeting for the fifth time, talks about problems with predicting the future, unforeseen practical applications of superconductivity (2:12), and his present work in neuroscience (6:31). Cooper also provides some advise to young students (14:24) and talks about the thrill of solving problems (16:29).
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