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This conversation with Roger Kornberg, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was recorded during the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative events in Gothenburg. Here he discusses the importance of language, the benefits of frequent failure, and how he developed the art of focusing deeply on a problem.

Direct download: 19._Roger_Kornberg._Chemistry_2006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

The vast majority of experts agree that climate change is taking place and that human activity has a role to play. ”The risks are unacceptable”, says Mario Molina, awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995, who has chaired a new report on climate change. But the good news is that we can do something about it. In this conversation he talks about how they have worked with economists and professional communicators in order to clarify the message to the public and work towards a shift in public policy.

Direct download: 18._Mario_Molina._Chemistry_1995.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

As a student Martin Chalfie became convinced that science was not for him because he thought you had to be able to do everything by yourself. Now the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry enjoys spreading news of the social, collaborative joy of science to new generations. In this conversation he discusses the beauty of the scientific field of touch, why failed experiments mean making progress, and how playing the guitar is linked to discovery.

Direct download: 17._Martin_Chalfie._Chemistry_2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

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