Interview with Professor Georges Charpak by Joanna Rose, science writer, 6 December 2001.
Professor Charpak talks about his work and the Nobel Prize, his childhood in Ukraine (1:26), his time at the Juliot-Curie laboratory (5:12), and the tolerance he found when coming to France in 1931 (7:58).
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