Nobel Prize Summit

Washington, D.C.


Speakers and panellists

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Nobel Prize Summit has been postponed. It was initially intended to take place in Washington, D.C. on 29 April – 1 May 2020. Information on new dates to follow.


Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008
University Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University


Carol Greider, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


David Gross, Nobel Prize in Physics 2004
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara


William Moerner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014
Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University


Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Chemistry 1995
Professor, University of California, San Diego


Bill Nordhaus, Prize in Economic Sciences 2018
Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Yale University


Paul Nurse, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001
Director, The Francis Crick Institute


Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Prize in Physics 2011
Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Scientist, Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Adam Riess, Nobel Prize in Physics 2011
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University


Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1993
Chief Scientific Officer, New England BioLabs, Inc.


Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prize in Physics 2011
Vice-Chancellor, President, Chief Executive, Officer and Professor, The Australian National University


Joseph Stiglitz, Prize in Economic Sciences 2011
University Professor, Columbia University


Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016
Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University


Yuan Tseh Lee, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986
President Emeritus, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica


Klaus von Klitzing, Nobel Prize in Physics 1985
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research


Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981
President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University


Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009
Professor and Director, Kimmelman Center for Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science


Akira Yoshino, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019
Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation



Frank Bainimarama
Prime Minister of Fiji


Andy Beard
Chief Executive Officer, Vanu


Megan Bettilyon
Director, Global Good, Intellectual Ventures


Stephen Carpenter
Free-Range Scientist and S.A. Forbes Professor of Integrative Biology (Zoology), University of Wisconsin-Madison


Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge


Sandra Díaz
Professor of Ecology, National University of Cordoba


Deepakraj Divan
Professor and Director, Center for Distributed Energy, Georgia Institute of Technology


Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change


John Holdren
Teresa & John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard University


Naoko Ishii
CEO and Chair, Global Environment Facility


Lisa Jackson
Vice President for Environment, Policy and Social Initiative, Apple


Eric Lambin
Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford University


Simon Levin
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Center for BioComplexity, Princeton University


Thomas Lovejoy
Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University


Jane Lubchenco
Professor, Oregon State University


Sunita Narain
Director General, Centre for Science and Environment; Director, Society for Environmental Communications


Carlos Nobre
Chair, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Director, Center for Earth System Science, National Institute for Space Research of Brazil


Steve Polasky
Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota


Krishna Udayakumar
Director, Global Health Innovation Center, Duke University


Alfred Watkins
Chairman, Global Solutions Summit

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