Öz In this interview, the concept of "Gifted Young Scientist" was deepened through an in-depth example, thanks to the Journal for the Education Gifted Young Scientists academic journal, which opened an important field by combining the field of gifted education with the field of science education. The living example here is Professor Albert Ziegler, who is an important academics in gifted education worldwide. He wrote nearly 300 articles and books and produced important products. He has produced important theories in the field of gifted people. In this interview, he was asked questions based on examples to better understand his own theory. He contributed to the understanding of the concept of "gifted young scientist" by giving examples from his own life. What factors influence when gifted young scientist emerges as a capital. His experiences at the doctoral stage and the role of factors in the theory are explained. In particular, mentors have a very important influence on the emergence of gifted young scientist. In this interview, Prof. Albert Ziegler talks about his influential mentors in academic development and their behavior. It is seen that he also mentioned the routines and habits of his academic life. In addition, tips for new trends for academics studying in the field of gifted education are mentioned for readers.
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