Sir Nevill Mott

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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