Nobel Prize Summit
Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honouring individuals and organisations from around the world for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for work in peace. The world’s most important prize rewards discoveries and achievements that contributed to the greatest benefit to humankind in line with the will of Alfred Nobel.
US National Academy of Sciences
To meet the government’s urgent need for an independent adviser on scientific matters, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional charter forming the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Since then, its work has shaped sound policies, informed public opinion and advanced the pursuit of science, engineering and medicine.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), co-chair
CEO of the Nobel Foundation, co-chair
Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine 1996, Professor of Immunology, University of Melbourne
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Nobel Prize laureate in physics 2011, Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Former CEO Rand Corporation
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Stockholm University