Support Provided ByLearn More

Sleep, First Primates, Earthquakes in the Midwest,...

A South Korean geophysicist paralyzed from the neck down defies stereotypes of the disabled.
Runtime: 52:26Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) Sang-Mook Lee, a professor of marine geology and geophysics at Seoul National University, is paralyzed from the neck down. But that hasn't stopped him: He continues to teach and pursue his research on tectonic plates and the formation of the world's oceans. Outside his academic work, he also has launched a new career teaching others with disabilities and advocating for the rights of disabled people.

Support Provided ByLearn More

Explore More

Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.