Medicine Laureates Joseph Goldstein and Michael Brown during the interview.
Nobel Laureate Partnerships
A successful scientific partnership
Many long scientific partnerships have resulted in Nobel Prizes. The longest of them all, the one between Medicine Laureates Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein, started in 1972 and continues. In 1985, they were awarded the Nobel Prize for their discoveries concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism.

Medicine Laureate David Hubel.
"We were constantly conversing"
When David Hubel joined Torsten Wiesel at the Wilmer Institute in 1968, it marked the beginning of a long collaboration. Together, they studied the visual process and succeeded in disclosing the most well-guarded secret of the brain: the way brain cells decode messages from the eyes. Here, David Hubel talks about his 25-year partnership with Torsten Wiesel.

"Two work better than one on the same problem"
In 1969, Harold Varmus's interest in tumor virology conducted him to knock on Mike Bishop's door at UC San Francisco. That led to a 10-year collaborative partnership with Bishop, sharing facilities, personnel, and funds. Listen to his thoughts about their collaboration.

Medicine Laureate Harold Varmus.

Physics Laureate Heinrich Rohrer.
"We were very good complements"
In optical microscopes, the size of objects that can be observed is limited by the wavelength of light. In 1981 Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig developed the scanning tunneling microscope, which transcends this limit. Hear Heinrich Rohrer talk about their partnership.

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