Nobel Night at UBC Okanagan
Each December, Nobel Prize medals are presented to some of the world’s most outstanding contributors in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics.
In celebration, UBC Okanagan hosts Nobel Night — an opportunity to learn about the Nobel Laureates and their world-changing ideas.
Imagine discovering planets outside our solar system or reducing global poverty in all its forms. Imagine using 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.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Presentations: 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Social with refreshments 8:30 to 9 p.m.
Classroom 201, The Commons
3297 University Way, UBC Okanagan
About the Nobel Prize in Physics with 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 with Jian Liu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
About the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Glen Foster, Assistant Professor of School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development
About the Nobel Prize in Literature with Bryce Traister, Professor of English and Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
About the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President Academic