Now out. The second video in The Experimenters, a short series of animations highlighting three “icons of science” and “what spurred their creativity.” Episode 1 brought us into “the Geodesic Life” of Buckminster Fuller. This new installment gives us an animated look at Jane Goodall, the primatologist who has done such inspirational work with chimpanzees. (Don’t miss last week’s feature on her in The Times.) Drawing on a 2002 interview that aired on NPR’s Science Friday, this clip features Goodall recounting her life story — including how she got a PhD at Cambridge before getting an undergraduate degree — and it also veers into some fun terrain. Does Goodall believe in Bigfoot? You bet she does.
The next video in The Experimenters series will focus on Richard Feynman. Stay tuned.
Free: Richard Feynman’s Physics Lectures from Cornell (1964)
Watch an Animated Buckminster Fuller Tell Studs Terkel All About “the Geodesic Life”
Great interview about Jane Goodall’s life here on the BBC ‘Deset Island Discs’ programme. Also available via iTunes: