Lunch & Learn - The 2019 Nobel Prizes…explained in 15-minute bites!

For 118 years, Nobel Prizes have recognized accomplishments 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 Nobel Prizes awarded in his name. …

Sydney Tancowny - 13 November 2019

For 118 years, Nobel Prizes have recognized accomplishments 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 Nobel Prizes awarded in his name. We will then give simplified 15-minute explanations of the contributions behind each of the 2019 Nobel Chemistry, Peace and Physics prizes.

Prize in Chemistry
James Kariuki
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been jointly awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for their development of lithium ion batteries.

Peace Prize
Ingrid Urberg
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts at promoting reconciliation, social justice and solidarity. It is also intended to recognize the other stakeholders working towards these goals in Ethiopia and in the east and northeast African regions.

Prize in Physics
Gerhard Lotz
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to James Peebles (1/2) "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology," and Michel Mayor (1/4) and Didier Queloz (1/4), "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star." Collectively, they have helped to answer fundamental questions about our existence in the cosmos.


Tuesday, December 3
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Roger Epp Conference Room, Augustana Campus
Register: rsvp.augustana@ualberta.ca | 780-679-1626
FREE event
$5 lunch available upon registration. Students EAT FREE but must register.