Nobel Prize Dialogue


Nobel Prize Dialogue Rio and São Paulo 

15-17 April 2024
Rio and São Paulo, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro State University
15 April, 10:00-16:00 

Society will be shaped, to a significant extent, by science. As our awareness of the enormity of pressing global challenges increases, we need to take time to consider how best to equip ourselves, and future generations, to make the most of the opportunity science offers to build a better world. How can we get the best from science and scientists? Our Nobel Prize Dialogue in Rio de Janeiro seeks answers to that question. 

The Nobel Prize Dialogue will bring together Nobel Prize laureates, a diverse selection of local and international experts, and students from all across Latin America and the Caribbean, for a series of conversations in which we will explore how science benefits society and how society can best support science. Interactive discussions will then focus on the responsibilities of scientists, strategies for collaboration (between individuals, across disciplines and across sectors) and the necessity of finding better ways to communicate. The meeting will end by asking if there are optimal strategies for focusing our efforts and resources to get the most out of science, to help create the future we want.  

Speakers include Nobel Prize laureates David MacMillan, chemistry 2021, Serge Haroche, physics 2012 and May-Britt Moser, physiology or medicine 2014.

University of São Paulo 
17 April, timings to be confirmed 

In a moderated panel discussion designed specifically for students, Nobel Prize laureates will describe the unexpected paths their curiosity led them down and delve into their store of learnings from a life in science. This forum, featuring audience interaction, will address what it takes to choose and tackle big questions, how to overcome the many setbacks encountered in research, and how to communicate findings to colleagues, policy-makers and the wider public. 

Registration will open in the beginning of March. 

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