Nobel Laureates to visit Uppsala

3 December 2015

You are invited to listen to the Nobel lectures in Uppsala on 13 December.

Four of this year’s Nobel Prize winners will visit Uppsala on 13 December. Public lectures, a panel discussion and the inauguration of a new exhibition are planned as part of the visit. The programme in the University Main Building will also be streamed live on the web.

It is a long-standing tradition for the Nobel Laureates to be invited to Uppsala University in connection with the annual Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. As part of the Nobel laureate visit to Uppsala on 13 December, there will be a reception held by the Vice-Chancellor followed by a lunch in Uppsala Castle, in addition to very popular public lectures by the visiting laureates. This year, there will also be a panel discussion in the Grand Auditorium featuring representatives of the Nobel Peace Prize-awarded organisations and the inauguration of an exhibition at the Carolina Rediviva attended by the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Svetlana Aleksijevitj.

Since the lectures are very popular it is important to arrive in good time. Seats must be taken no later than 15 minutes before the lecture starts.

Programme for 13 December


Place: University Main Building, hall X

Time: 10:00-12:00 (seats taken 9:45).

The lectures will be held in English.

The lectures will also be streamed live on the web.

Nobel Laureate in Physics
Professor Arthur B McDonald
Sudbury Observatory: Observation of Flavour Changes for Solar Neutrinos

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Professor Tomas Lindahl
The Intrinsic Fragility of DNA

Panel discussion

Location: University Main Building, Grand Auditorium
Time: 10:30-12:00 (seats taken 10:15).

The panel discussion will involve interpreters translating between Arabic and English.

The panel discussion will also be streamed live on the web.

Nobel Peace Prize winner
Panel-discussion with The Tunisian Dialogue Quartet.


Nobel Laureate in Literature
A new exhibition on Svetlana Aleksijevitj’s body of work inaugurated with the author present.
Place: Uppsala University Library, Carolina Rediviva
The exhibition will be open to the public starting 12:00.


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