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 from a panel of distinguished UBC Okanagan professors.
Nobel Night 2018—Wednesday, December 12
From lasers to curing cancer to the economics of climate change and more, Nobel Night 2018 will help decipher the discoveries and achievements that have changed the world this year.
Presentations: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Social with refreshments: 8:30 to 9 p.m.
Lecture Theatre FIP 204
Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research
3247 University Way, UBC Okanagan
Join these UBC Okanagan experts as they present a summary of each of this year’s prizes:
About the Nobel Prize in Physics with Kenneth Chau, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering (Faculty of Applied Science)
About the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Kirsten Wolthers, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
About the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Christina Haston, Associate Professor of Medical Physics, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
About the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel with John Janmaat, Associate Professor of Economics and Leading Edge Endowment Fund Chair, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
About the Nobel Peace Prize with Helen Yanacopulos, Professor of Political Science and Department Head, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Note: The Nobel Prize in Literature was not awarded this year.
The event will be emceed by Heather Berringer, Chief Librarian, UBC Okanagan Library.
Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for audience questions and a social with refreshments.