Interview with Nobel Prize Chemist Reveals Connection with Music

Posted by Mr. H on Nov 26, 2006 - 06:05 PM  •  Filed under: news  •  1640 reads

lipscomb-interview.jpg"I think the intuitive processes of discovery are the same, very much the same, in the arts as in the sciences." William Lipscomb (Nobel Prize, Chemisty, 1976)

Professor Lipscomb talks about how the directions of his research abruptly changed in 1964, about how to get confidence in ideas that nobody believes in (3:30), why music is a very important part of his life (5:40) and how a chemistry set for kids made him enter science (9:55). He also gives some advice to young students (11:26).