Frank Wilczek


Nobel Prize Conversations

“My aspiration really was to be like my role models, like Einstein”

What is your aspiration in life? In this conversation, conducted in March 2021, Frank Wilczek tells us about his hope to make a mark on the world. He has released a new book, Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality, where readers can follow him on “simple yet profound exploration of reality”. Here, Wilzcek discusses the book as well as his life as a scientist.

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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