The majority of Nobel prizewinners are men, including the two in this film: Harry Kroto and Dudley Herschbach. This gender imbalance worries the young researchers who join them at a German school to debate the state of science education and how science is perceived beyond the classroom. Kroto tells them about a creationist museum in the U.S., which brings up the issue of public trust in science. The young researchers wonder what role they can play.
For more on the discussions at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2012, please see Nature Outlook's "Physics Masterclass" issue.