Little Nobel Week at LiU
Nobel Week is coming, and Campus Valla is jumping the gun on Monday. Three LiU professors are lecturing on this year’s winners and their research.
- First up is the prize for Medicine and Physiology, shared by Ralph M. Steinman, Bruce A. Beutler, and Jules A. Hoffman for their discoveries in the functioning of the immune system.
Olle Stendahl, professor of Medical Microbiology, will talk about their efforts. Monday, November 28, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM in the Schrödinger Seminar room (E324), Fysikhuset.
- The prize in Physics went to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess, who studied distant supernovas to predict the universe’s expansion.
Ragnar Erlandsson, professor of Applied Physics, will hold a lecture on their research. Tuesday, November 29, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM in the Schrödinger Seminar room (E324), Fysikhuset.
- The lecture series concludes with a presentation on Chemistry Prize winner Dan Shechtman, discoverer of what are called quasicrystals.
Per-Olov Käll, professor of Inorganic Chemistry, will untangle the concept around Schechtman’s remarkable discovery. Wednesday, November 30, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM in the Schrödinger Seminar room (E324), Fysikhuset.
The lectures will be held in English. Arranged by the Forum Scientium research school.
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Last updated: 2013-05-22