What achievements lie behind this year's Nobel Prizes? What does the effort, the theories and the results mean to you and me? Researchers from the University of Stavanger will answer these questions when we invite you to the Nobel Prize event on Saturday 9 December.
The Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm and Oslo on Alfred Nobel's death anniversary, Sunday 10 December. The evening before, we invite you to this Nobel Event at the venue Møteplassen on Sølvberget – the main city library in Stavanger.
Here, six experts from UiS will present the laureates and explain the discoveries and contributions that are being celebrated. They will do so in a way that allows those of us without in-depth knowledge of the topic to understand.
Each panelist has 10 minutes to enlighten us on the award winners and their achievements.
Journalist and presenter Guttorm Andreasen is the host for the event.
This evening you will learn more about ground-breaking vaccine development, women in the labor market, and you will gain more knowledge about why the author Jon Fosse has been a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature since the mid-2000s. Afterwards, you’ll be familiar with terms such as attosecond physics and quantum dots.
Nobel Laureates 2023:
• Nobel Prize in Physics: Pierre Agostini (Tunisia), Ferenc Krausz (Hungary) and Anne L'Huillier (France)
• Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Louis Brus (USA), Alexei Ekimov (Russia) and Moungi Bawendi (France)
• Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Katalin Karikó (Hungary) and Drew Weissman (USA)
• Nobel Peace Prize: Narges Mohammadi (Iran)
• Nobel Prize in Literature: Jon Fosse (Norway)
• Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences: Claudia Goldin (US)
The presenters for each award are:
Physics: Olena Zavorotynska, associate professor in materials physics at the Department of Mathematics and Physics
Chemistry: Sachin Maruti Chavan, Associate Professor of sustainable chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering
Medicine: Eduardo Alexandre Barros e Silva, associate professor of biological chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering
The Peace Prize: Marianne Hafnor Bøe, professor of religious studies at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Literature: Hadle Oftedal Andersen, professor of Nordic literature at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Economics: Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim, pro-rector for innovation and society
The event is free and open to all. Sign up for the Nobel Prizes explained for you.
Organizer, initiative and idea: Mark van der Giezen, professor of biological chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering with support from the Research Department at the University of Stavanger.