Interview with the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Jack Steinberger, at the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Jack Steinberger talks about meeting students in Lindau, moving from Germany to the United States before World War II (4:57), how the war caused him to change from studying chemistry to physics (7:21), the inspiration provided by his graduate mentor Enrico Fermi (12:24), the importance of luck (16:22), his thoughts on receiving the Nobel Prize (19:35), and why he has now turned his attention from particle physics to astrophysics (26:15).
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.