Interview with Professor Robert C. Richardson by freelance journalist Marika Griehsel at the 54th meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 2004.
Professor Richardson talks about the exciting days of the experiment that led to the Nobel Prize, why he became a scientist (4:21), his time at Duke University (11:00), why he did not go into industry (13:08), the problem of getting money for basic research (14:30), writing books for physics students (16:17), the obligations that come with the Nobel Prize (21:22), his childhood activities (22:13), why he became a physicist (25:02), finally, Richardson gives some advice to young children and their parents (26:05).
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