6 open lectures on 2016 Nobel Prize winners

November 2016 - January 2017
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The Nobel prize, regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the world, is bestowed every year to those who have conferred “the greatest benefit on mankind” through their research, discoveries and inventions, literary works, or commitment to global peace.

Since they were first awarded in 1901, Nobel prizes have placed great emphasis on research and its ability to open new horizons for innovation and the evolution of mankind.

With these brief series of lectures, the University of Trento invites students and the local community to learn about the new Nobel laureates and their work to understand the meaning of the prizes awarded this year. The lectures are given by University professors who work every day, in their teaching and research activity, on the subjects for which Nobel prizes are awarded.

This is an opportunity to reflect on current events, understand their meaning and take a look at our future.

Next lecture

Tuesday, 24 January 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • Nobel Prize in MEDICINE

Awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi
"for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”, through which cells dispose of their waste.".

Speaker: Andrea Lunardi, professor at the Centre for Integrative Biology – CIBIO, University of Trento.

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Wednesday, 16 November 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • The Nobel Prize in PHYSICS

Awarded to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz
"for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”, which opened new opportunities in the field of superconductors.

Speaker: Iacopo Carusotto, professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento and INO-CNR BEC Center.

Wednesday, 22 November 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • The Nobel Prize in LITERATURE

awarded to Bob Dylan
"for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Speaker: Andrea Cossu, professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento.

Wednesday, 30 November 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • The Nobel PEACE Prize

Awarded to Juan Manuel Santos
“for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end”.

Speakers: Dr. Piergiuseppe Parisi and Dr. Manuel Galvis Martinez, Doctoral School of International Studies, University of Trento.

Wednesday, 14 December 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • The Nobel Prize in CHEMISTRY

Awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa 
“for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”.

Speaker: Ines Mancini, professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento.

Wednesday, 18 January 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • Nobel Prize in ECONOMIC SCIENCES

Awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström
“for their contributions to contract theory".

Speaker: Eleonora Broccardo, professor at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Trento.

Tuesday, 24 January 18.00

Department of Humanities - Room 001

  • The Nobel Prize in MEDICINE

Awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi
"for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”, through which cells dispose of their waste.

Speaker: Andrea Lunardi, professor at the Centre for Integrative Biology – CIBIO, University of Trento.

 

The lectures will be held in Italian.