Hosted by Lan Anh Vu, Luminate provides you with exclusive, unfiltered access to the world's most accomplished people in business, politics and society. What is the path to success? What challenges did people face and how did they overcome them? Lan Anh and her guests answer all these questions and much more.
Q&A with Serge Haroche - Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
Serge Haroche is on Luminate this week. Serge Haroche is a professor at the Collège de France and holds the Chair of Quantum Physics. In 2012, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for “ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”.
Starting in the 1980s, Haroche has designed ingenious experiments to study quantum phenomena when matter and light interact. He has been able to capture photons using a trap made of highly reflecting mirrors between which the light particles can bounce billions of times. This device allowed Haroche and his team to study the photons by passing atoms through the trap.
Haroche has received many prizes and awards, including the Grand Prix Jean Ricard of the French Physical Society, the Einstein Prize for Laser Science, the Humbold Award and the CNRS Gold Medal.
Q&A with Tarja Halonen - First Female President of Finland
Joining us on Luminate this week is Tarja Halonen. Tarja Halonen is a real trailblazer. She became Finland’s first female President in 2000 and served a second term in 2006. She served as President of Finland for 12 years. Prior to her presidency, she served as Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice, and Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
Tarja Halonen has been named one of the most powerful women in the world. She has served as co-chair of the UN higher-level Panel on Global Sustainability and the ILO World Commission of the social dimension of globalization and, more recently the Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation and she was also a UN Land Ambassador.
On this episode of #Q&A, we talk about women in leadership, work life balance and Tarja Halonen’s best career advice.
Q&A with Mika Hakkinen - Formula 1 Legend
Our guest today is Mika Hakkinen, a.k.a. the Flying Finn. He's a two time Formula 1 world champion and one of the most popular drivers of all-time. And Mika Hakkinen was perhaps the only racer who could challenge Michael Schumacher to his possible limits.
Back in 1995 at the Australian Grand Prix, Mika Hakkinen nearly died in a terrible accident, but somehow he was back on track just a few of months after his crash and later became a two-time Formula One World Champion.
In this episode, we learn about where he got his passion for motor racing, how he overcomes fear and the importance of self evaluation.
Martti Ahtisaari - From Internally Displaced Person to President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
We are so honored for this week’s distinguished guest, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and the world’s most renowned and successful mediator in international conflicts. In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in bringing independence to Namibia, Serbia’s withdrawal from Kosovo, and autonomy for Aceh in Indonesia.
In this conversation, we talk about his early years, how he helped bring resolutions to conflicts in Namibia and Kosovo and what it takes to be a good mediator.
Rosen Plevneliev - From Entrepreneur to President of Bulgaria
This is our inaugural episode, and we're kicking it off with someone who's practically seen it all. Rosen Plevneliev is the former President of Bulgaria from 2012 to 2017.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as Bulgaria's Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, overseeing the country's infrastructure, communications and development projects.
Prior to government service, Plevneliev was a very successful entrepreneur. He managed more than 80 construction projects in Germany and Bulgaria, including the Reichstag, Federal Chancellor Building Berlin, Munich Airport and the Sofia Business Park, the largest office park in southeastern Europe.
Plevneliev has been recognized globally for his contribution as a leading European and liberal democrat, receiving the highest national award of some 20 countries.
In this conversation Plevneliev talks about why he entered politics, how he led Bulgaria through the crisis and also what advice he would give the next generation of leaders.
Stories from Legends and lessons on Success!
Listened to episode “Q&A with Mika Hakkinen”. Never knew about this driver. What an inspirational story! Learned a lot from hearing how he overcame his obstacles.
So many great guests on your show. You have such a nice interviewing style. Asking good questions that bring out more stories and allow your guests to dive deeper.
In this episode, I learned from Mika how to stay motivated. Thank you for allowing these timeless moments to be told. Recommend this podcast to anyone who enjoys learning about success from people who have accomplished wonders.
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