German Nobel Prize in Physics Winner "It's Unbelievable All That's Going On at the Moment in Astronomy"

German astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel was just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. In an interview, he talks about how he discovered the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Interview Conducted by Johann Grolle und Christoph Seidler
Depiction of a black hole: "It's important to get people excited about research," says Reinhard Genzel.

Depiction of a black hole: "It's important to get people excited about research," says Reinhard Genzel.

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Astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel: "You have to believe me. This year, I wasn't thinking about it at all."

Astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel: "You have to believe me. This year, I wasn't thinking about it at all."

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"I embarked on a pilgrimage to her in California, where she berated me for a full day."
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