Klaus Roth is an emeritus professor at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. He studied chemistry at the Freie Universitaet Berlin from 1964 – 1969 and completed his dissertation at the same university in 1973. After a post-doctoral stay at the Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London from 1979 – 1980, he completed his habilitation at the Freie Universitaet Berlin in 1981. Between 1986 – 1988, he held a position as visiting professor at the University of California in San Francisco, after which he returned to his home university as extraordinary professor and became full professor in 2000. During his research career, he dealt with many aspects of NMR spectroscopy and also popular science such as the chemistry behind licorice sweets, balloons, and la fee verte. Furthermore, he is interested in the Ig Nobel Prize, a scientific award similar to the “regular” Nobel Prize but somewhat more peculiar. In this interview, he gives an insight into this alternative award.
Find the Interview here: How to Win an (Ig)-Nobel Prize