In advance of the 2021 Nobel Prize Dialogue in Korea, a digital event on 17 November 2020 was hosted in order to explore the theme of ‘Being a Scientist’. This was an online interview with Stefan Hell, who shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Adam Smith, chief scientific officer at Nobel Prize Outreach, moderated the session, asking questions on issues such as creativity, collaboration and dealing with failure.
The conversation was about Stefan Hell’s experiences as a scientist, and the journey that led to his Nobel Prize. He shared advice about developing a scientific career, and give an insight into life as a researcher. The discussion addressed some of the challenges facing the scientific community, including diversity, reproducibility and the pressure to publish in top tier journals. Along with Stefan Hell, Jung-Hye Roe, President of National Research Foundation of Korea joined for part of the discussion.
The event was free and open to all, and the audience had the opportunity to submit their questions.
Stefan Hell received the Nobel Prize for developing super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. He is a director at the Max Planck Institutes for both Biophysical Chemistry and Medical Research.
The conversation with Stefan Hell, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2014, was moderated by Adam Smith, chief scientific officer at Nobel Prize Outreach. Along with Stefan Hell, Jung-Hye Roe, President of National Research Foundation of Korea joined for part of the discussion.