Alfred Tissiéres - A Personal Message to Jim Watson

In the very beginning, I'm not sure if he was successful but fairly soon he became very good at encouraging bright students to do the right experiments and helped them in choosing the right experiments, so he did that. On the whole I think he was one of the best supervisors of research I came across. In the sense if he saw someone bright he would really try to encourage them. He was very fair in this and he would never appropriate to himself something which was done by someone else. He was tremendous.