Stay Eternally Optimistic

Source: Asian Scientist, Jan 2016

Using the analogy of Lego bricks, Negishi described his vision for organic synthesis—he wanted to synthesize complex chemical compounds from basic starting materials in a fuss-free manner, such as how one can build virtually anything from Lego bricks.

… the importance of optimism in scientific research. “This is how I eventually got the Nobel Prize, with eternal optimism. Never get discouraged. Keep working,” he said.

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