Nobel lectures

The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine are awarded every year in October. Curious who will receive this honor in 2023? Then join the annual Nobel Lectures organized by TNW and Studium Generale! Scientists and science journalists explain what these prices are all about and who the winners are.  

This year we have the following line-up: 

Dr. Peter Kraus (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) explains the Nobel Prize for Physics 2023 won by Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier for their experiments, who have given humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules. The laureates have demonstrated a way to create extremely short pulses of light that can be used to measure the rapid processes in which electrons move or change energy. Read more.

Prof. dr. Daniël Vanmaekelbergh (Utrecht University) elucidates the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2023 won by Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov for their discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles so tiny that their size determines their properties. These smallest components of nanotechnology now spread their light from televisions and LED lamps, and can also guide surgeons when they remove tumour tissue, among many other things. Read more.

Dr. Gorben Pijlman (Wageningen University) explains the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2023 won by Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. The laureates contributed to the unprecedented rate of vaccine development during one of the greatest threats to human health in modern times. Read more.

Moderator: prof dr ir Gertjan Koster (TNW).  In cooperation with Arago, Alembic and Paradoks.

Buffet: 17:30-18:30 | Vrijhof/Foyer

Lectures: 18:30-20:00 | Vrijhof/Agora

Costs buffet: students free/ Others €10,-. Please register via before 29th October. Lectures free admittance


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