While Leonard Mlodinow is known for his contributions to physics, in this video he shares a story about his father, a Holocaust survivor, pausing on a couple of occasions to collect himself.
It will put a lump in your throat as well.
Leonard Mlodinow will be speaking at IdeaFestival 2011 next week on the subject of probability and chance, which makes complete sense, right?
I wonder what other IdeaFestival presenters would say if they were asked to share in ten minutes a meaningful or inspiring story from their lives. Having been thus informed, I bet their science, their art, their life's work would be that much more accessible, and not just because they had somehow managed to add new detail, or used just the right words. I bet their science, their art, their life's work would be that much more accessible because, thus cued, we had picked out the details, we had listened to the words and we had imagined. We live in story.