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Nature Video presents short films from the annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany. The films capture informal conversations between young scientists and Nobel Laureates as they discuss the future of their subjects and the nature of scientific discovery. The 2008 Meeting was dedicated to physics and in 2009 the focus was on chemistry and climate change. In 2010, Lindau hosted a special cross-disciplinary get-together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this unique meeting of minds. The 2009, 2010 and 2011 films were made with the support of Mars, Incorporated.

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Nature Video presents short films from the annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany. The films capture informal conversations between young scientists and Nobel Laureates as they discuss the future of their subjects and the nature of scientific discovery. The 2008 Meeting was dedicated to physics and in 2009 the focus was on chemistry and climate change. In 2010, Lindau hosted a special cross-disciplinary get-together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this unique meeting of minds. The 2009, 2010 and 2011 films were made with the support of Mars, Incorporated.

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    The pigeon, the antenna and me: Robert Wilson

    The pigeon, the antenna and me: Robert Wilson

    Radioastronomer Robert Wilson recalls a pair of pigeons who almost thwarted the discovery of cosmic background radiation. Wilson's discovery of cosmic background radiation, "the echo of the big bang", earned him a share of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics.

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    One photon's journey: Saul Perlmutter

    One photon's journey: Saul Perlmutter

    The story of the evolution of life on earth during one photon's journey across the universe. Told by Saul Perlmutter who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.

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    Fluorescence is a state of mind: Stefan Hell

    Fluorescence is a state of mind: Stefan Hell

    How to break a fundamental law of physics and win a Nobel Prize to boot. Stefan Hell explains super-resolved fluorescence microscopy for which he shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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    All creatures great and small: Elizabeth Blackburn

    All creatures great and small: Elizabeth Blackburn

    From jellyfish to ants, all life is beautiful in the eyes of Elizabeth Blackburn, co-winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. She talks about her fascination with living things and the discovery of telomerase and telomeres.

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    A challenge for academia

    A challenge for academia

    Laureate Eric Betzig ignored the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. He attributes his success to a background in industry. Should young scientists look outside of the university system to progress their careers?

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    Opportunities for women

    Opportunities for women

    Laureate Ada Yonath was dismissed as a dreamer, until she did pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. We ask why there are so few women Nobel laureates. Although there is a better gender balance in science today, the battle is not yet won.

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