Thursday, March 15, 2018

Three Nobel Laureates to present lecture, panel discussion at the University April 25-26

Three of the world’s leading scientists are coming to the University of Minnesota to address some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century! The free events are part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII), a global program designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights with students and scientists around the world.
Three Nobel Laureates. Two Inspirational Events!

Three of the world’s leading scientists are coming to the University of Minnesota to address some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century! The free events are part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII), a global program designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights with students and scientists around the world.

This is a historic event—it's a rare opportunity to see and hear three Nobel Laureates together. Seating is limited, so make sure to take advantage of this priority registration!

Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative Panel Discussion: How to Approach Grand Challenges
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
4 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Register for the panel discussion
Refreshments provided!

Three Nobel Laureates will be joined by two further thought-leaders to explore how we can tackle big issues such as climate change, poverty, and feeding the growing population. There will be the opportunity for the audience to ask questions during the session. The panelists are:
  • Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009
  • David J. Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004
  • Mario J. Molina, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995
  • Lucy Fortson, U of M Professor and SPA Associate Head, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
  • Wendy Taylor, Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and former Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID

Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative Lecture: Climate Change, Science and Policy Lecture
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Register for the Mario Molina lecture
Refreshments provided!

Mario Molina, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995, shares the inspirational story of his scientific discoveries and his path to receiving the Nobel Prize – and beyond. Dr. Molina played a pivotal role in the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, and is the first Mexican-born recipient of a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

He shared the 1995 Chemistry Prize for his work revealing the threat of chlorofluorocarbon gases (CFCs) to the Earth's ozone layer, and has served on advisory boards such as the U.S. President's Committee of Advisors in Science and Technology. A question-and-answer session will follow Dr. Molina's talk.

The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative in St. Paul is organized by Nobel Media, the company managing media rights for the Nobel Prize, in partnership with 3M and the University of Minnesota.

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