Medicine laureate Elizabeth Blackburn has strong feelings about the value of science. In this conversation with Adam Smith, she speaks openly about how society must begin to understand just how important science is in our lives. She also discusses the climate crisis and shares her experiences from a recent visit to Antartica, where she found herself reminded of the severe consequences of climate change. They also take time for an exploration of the future of science, including the future of Blackburn's own research.
Elizabeth Blackburn was the 2009 Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine. The host of Nobel Prize Conversations is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer at Nobel Prize Outreach.