Programme - For the Nobel Week 2020
Saturday 5 December - Sunday13 December
- Nobel Week Lights
Nobel Week Lights is an artistic tribute to this year's Nobel Laureates. The light installations will be shown in Stockholm during the Nobel Week from December 5-13 at locations including the Stockholm City Hall, Sergels torg, Konserthuset Stockholm, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Stockholm City Museum and Nobel Prize Museum.
Monday - 7 December
- 13:00 Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine
presenting the awarded scientific work of Laureates Professor Harvey J. Alter, Professor Michael Houghton and Professor Charles M. Rice
Hepatitis C: The Beginning, The Middle and Possibly The End - Harvey J. Alter
The discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) genome - Michael Houghton
Hepatitis C: From discovery to eure - Charles M. Rice
- 17:00 Nobel Lecture in Literature
A text version of Louise Glück's lecture will be published at nobelprize.org, see: https:/(www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/gluck/lecture/
Tuesday- 8 December
- 09:00 Nobel Lectures in Physics
presenting the awarded scientific work of Laureates Sir Roger Penrose, Professor Reinhard Genzel and Professor Andrea Ghez
Welcome address by Dan Larhammar, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Black Holes, Cosmology, and Space-Time Singularities - Roger Penrose
A Forty Year Journey - Reinhard Genzel
From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole -Andrea Ghez
- 11:00 Nobel Lectures in Chemistry
presenting the awarded scientific work of Laureates Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and Professor Jennifer A. Doudna
For the development of a method for genome editing - Emmanuelle Charpentier
The Chemistry of CRISPR: Editing the Code of Life - Jennifer A. Doudna
- 13:00 Nobel Lectures in Economic Sciences
presenting the awarded scientific work of Laureates Professor Paul M. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson
Auction Theory Evolving: Theorems and Applications - Paul R. Milgrom
Strategic Analysis of Auction Markets - Robert B. Wilson
- 18:00 Ceremonial presentation of the 2020 Nobel Prize medal and diploma
The Nobel Prize medal and diploma will be presented by Ambassdor Per Thöresson at the Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich.
- 19:00 Nobel Prize Concert
The Nobel Prize Concert at Konserthuset Stockholm (the Stockholm Concert Hall) will feature conductor Stephane Deneve leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonie Orchestra. The soloist is pianist Igor Levit.
Wednesday - 9 December
- 13:00-16:30 Nobel Week Dialogue
The theme of this year's Nobel Week Dialogue is 'The Challenge of Learning: The Future of Education'. Nobel Laureates and experts will discuss online how education can help create a better future.
- 16:00 Press Conference
Digital press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences featuring three of this year's Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences. One Laureate from each respective prize discipline will speak via video link: Andrea Ghez (Physics), Emmanuelle Charpentier (Chemistry) and Paul Milgrom (Economic Sciences). The discussion will be moderated by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
- Nobel Prize Award Ceremony
In Stockholm, the Nobel Foundation will pay tribute to this year's Laureates in a ceremony in the Golden Hall at the Stockholm City Hall. Speeches by Carl Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation, and by members of the prize-awarding institutions in the same order as the prize categories are stated in Alfred Nobel's will:
Physics - Professor Ulf Danielsson
Chemistry - Professor Claes Gustafsson
Physiology or Medicine - Professor Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam
Literature - Professor Anders Olsson
Economic Sciences - Professor Tommy Andersson
will be interwoven with the ceremonial presentations in the Laureates' home countries. H.M. the King of Sweden will participate in the form of a digital greeting. The ceremony will be framed by musical interludes. Stefan Forsberg, Executive and Artistic Director of Konserthuset Stockholm (Stockholm Concert Hall) will serve as master of ceremonies, with the performances directed by Linus Fellbom.
The broadcast from the Golden Hall at the Stockholm City Hall can be watched worldwide via the official Nobel Prize digital channels.
produced by Swedish Television and BBC World, moderated by Cecilia Gralde. A round-table discussion with Andrea Ghez, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Michael Houghton, World Food Programs Assistant Director Valerie Guarnieri and Paul R. Milgrom on what we can learn from the pandemic, the mysteries of life and the future.
www.svtplay.se search for Snillen spekulerar.
Can be streamed on https://nobelprize.org from December 17.
- 16:00-17:30 A virtual School visit
to Nacka gymnasium (senior high school), arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. A short lecture followed by Q&A with the pupils.