Dan Shechtman reminisces about his early years

Israeli Nobel prize-winning scientist Dan Shechtman sits down with 21see and reminisces about his early years in this clip (2:16). His passion is contagious as he recalls what moved and inspired him to become an aspiring scientist, including a simple gift from his beloved grandfather and his favorite character in a Jules Verne novel. From these humble beginnings, Shechtman went on to make a breakthrough discovery in the world of crystallography that earned him the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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