Posted on November 15, 2018 by Tia Lalani

For 117 years, Nobel Prizes have recognized research in a variety of disciplines. Recipients are at the top of their fields. But why? What is the Nobel Prize, and how do these recipients earn them? At this Lunch & Learn, Augustana faculty will briefly introduce Alfred Nobel and the science prizes awarded in his name. …

For 117 years, Nobel Prizes have recognized research in a variety of disciplines. Recipients are at the top of their fields. But why? What is the Nobel Prize, and how do these recipients earn them? At this Lunch & Learn, Augustana faculty will briefly introduce Alfred Nobel and the science prizes awarded in his name. They will then give simplified 15-minute explanations of the research behind each of the 2018 Nobel Prizes, in science-related fields.

Prize in Chemistry – Professor Neil Haave
The Nobel Prize in chemistry was half awarded to Frances H. Arnold for “directed evolution of enzymes”, and the other half jointly awarded to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for “the phage display of peptides and antibodies”.

Prize in Physics – Professor Gerhard Lotz
The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.

Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Professor Sheryl Gares
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their “discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”.


Tuesday, December 11 – 12:00 pm

Roger Epp Room, Augustana Campus

Register: rsvp.augustana@ualberta.ca | 780-679-1626

This is a FREE event

$5 lunch available upon registration. Students EAT FREE but must register, compliments of the Augustana Alumni Office.



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