Listen to three generations of scientists discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”, awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa on “La Une de la Science” at France Inter.
Fabien, who did his thesis research with J.-P. Sauvage, gives a particularly lucid explanation and history of molecular machines. J.-P. Sauvage describes some of his most important discoveries, rotaxane and molecular muscles. The thesis director of J.-P. Sauvage, J.-M. Lehn, himself winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987, offers his congratulations and advice on living with the Nobel Prize.
Listen to the entire interview at https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/la-une-de-la-science/la-une-de-la-science-05-octobre-2016