Superconductivity and Other Insoluble Problems: Are There Limits to Scientific Understanding? A talk by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon N. Cooper.
Leon Cooper is the Thomas J. Watson, Sr., Professor of Science at Brown
University, where he also directs the Center for Neural Science. A
graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, he shared the 1972 Nobel
Prize in Physics for his contributions to the theory of
Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Leon Cooper discusses his recent work in the understanding of consciousness from a material point of view. Although there is concern that this might take away from the mystery of life, he quips, "If you tell me what the chemistry is of the digestion of a great wine … it's not going to stop me from enjoying the wine."