Nobel Scientists | Interviews with Nobel Prize winning scientists

Sir Nevill Mott

Understanding disordered systems.

CHANNEL | Other

RECORDED | circa 1985

DURATION | 50 minutes 23 seconds

RECORDED

1985

Synopsis

Professor Nevill Mott talks about his life and academic career in this interview with Lewis Wolpert. Mott remembers teaching himself German so that he could study quantum mechanics and how this early enthusiasm led to a lifetime's work in the field of theoretical physics. He also discusses his research on semiconductors, which led to him sharing the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics with Philip W Anderson and JH van Vleck.

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