A great mentor and teacher inspired me to take up science.
There are many talented people in the world, and I believe that most of us became what we became because of one dominating person, who moved us into a certain direction. If this coincides with one’s own unique talents and passions, then things can happen. On top of this, good scientists are the ones who can find new watering holes in a large desert, and who have the stamina to walk – despite all the heat, and even though it might be easier to do what everybody else does.
See Josef Penninger‘s website.