Nobel Night at UBC Okanagan
Imagine discovering planets outside our solar system or reducing global poverty in all its forms. Imagine oxygen to better understand basic cellular mechanics or a battery that powers the world. Imagine no more. Fifteen Nobel Prize laureates have been awarded this year for these achievements and many others.
Be inspired to make imagination reality, as a distinguished panel of UBC Okanagan professors decipher how the 2019 Nobel Prizes have changed the world forever.
Nobel Night Emcee
Philip Barker, Vice Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
About the Nobel Prize in Physics
Tim Robishaw, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
About the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Jian Liu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
About the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Glen Foster, Assistant Professor of School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development
About the Nobel Prize in Literature
Bryce Traister, Professor of English and Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
About the Nobel Peace Prize
Helen Yanacopulos, Professor of Political Science and Department Head, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
About the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President Academic
Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for audience questions and a social with refreshments. Admission is free.
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