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An Interview with Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff, Physics 1996
 

An Interview with Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff, Physics 1996

Article doi: 10.3791/1540
July 7th, 2009 Usage Statistics

Summary July 7th, 2009

At extremely low temperatures, the molecules of certain fluids are able to flow without internal friction or resistance - a phenomenon know as superfluidity. In this interview, Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff (Physics 1996) describes the somewhat arduous quest to prove the predicted superfluid state of helium-3. He also shares his thoughts on mentoring undergraduates and his philosophy on getting the most out of graduate school.

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