Video interview with Michael Dell

Michael Dell, founder and presently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office of the DELL computer company visited CERN on Tuesday 26th January 2010. The Bulletin and the Video productions team had the opportunity to meet him. The video interview is transcribed for your convenience.


Michael S. Dell with CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer.

What motivated you to come and visit CERN?

I obviously heard about the great science and research has going on here, and DELL is very pleased to be a partner and providing a lot of the computers to analyse the data and I really wanted to see for myself in person, some of the great science that is going on here.

What is your view on fundamental research in IT, and in general?

I think if you look at the field of science in the last hundred years, we have been able to solve a lot of problems, but there are still lots of unsolved problems and unsolved mysteries. And it is only through basic fundamental research that we will address these problems. We at DELL feel very privileged that many of these problems are in fact computational problems. It is our honour to be able to provide the equipment that can crunch the number and crunch the data to be able to take all this information that you are gathering and turn it into knowledge that can fuel the next wave of scientific discoveries.

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by CERN Bulletin