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Klug, Aaron (Part 30 of 31). National Life Stories Collection: General

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  • Subjects

    Biophysics; Chemistry

  • Recording date

    2002-10-29, 2002-11-03, 2002-11-20, 2002-11-27

  • Recording locations

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

  • Interviewees

    Klug, Aaron, 1926-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Thompson, Katherine (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    AK talks about Israel and the connections going back a long time, many visits from late 1960s onwards, about meetings, summer schools, Weizman Institute, also work for Hebrew University - explains. In 1995 son Adam went back to Israel from Princeton - got job at Ben Gurion University at Bersheeba. While visiting AK got involved in various activities and talk of his influence there. Due to son's illness with cancer AK made many visits and explains his involvement at the University. Aiming to set up a Biotechnology Institute in Negev - a still expanding area.. More about Bersheeba, the area, its history, local people, some agriculture, about the Bedouins. AK's involvement in creating a hospice. Talks about Braverman, a dynamic person. AK explains present situation and problems in Israel which are depressing, about the different citizens and different religions. AK encouraged by promised removal of settlements - and other signs of hope. Talk about his grandchildren - in the Army and at school. Talk about conditions for religious Jews and more about Arabs.

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    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Aaron Klug in conversation about his life and work. Klug is most famous for his research into crystallographic electron microscopy.

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    Visit this interviewee's page on the 'Voices of Science' web resource

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