Nobel Scientists | Interviews with Nobel Prize winning scientists
CHANNEL | Other
RECORDED | circa 1985
DURATION | 50 minutes 23 seconds
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.
An interview with the scientist who helped unlock the genetic code.
How playing with iron filings led to a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Discovering how our immune systems protect us.
Radio telescopes, pulsars and why stars 'twinkle'.
Working with John Cockcroft to split the atom.
Discovering how nerves transmit messages around the body.
Understanding disordered systems.
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