Nobel Week Dialogue

Our line up of panellists participating in this year's Nobel Week Dialogue include world-leading experts and inspiring thought leaders. Keep checking back for the latest updates to the panellist list.

Frances Arnold

Nobel Prize laureate

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018.

Frances Arnold received the chemistry prize for pioneering directed enzyme evolution methods used widely for applications across medicine, consumer products, agriculture, fuels and chemicals.

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Badawi has worked extensively in the British media for four decades and is best known for her work in the BBC’s international division at BBC World News TV and BBC World Service Radio.

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Mary Beard

Mary Beard is a distinguished professor of classics at the University of Cambridge, and an author, television presenter and media commentator. 

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Irina Bokova

Irina Bokova was the first woman to act as the director-general of UNESCO, where she was engaged in the UN efforts to adopt Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

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Esther Duflo

Prize in economic sciences 2019.

Esther Duflo received the prize in economic sciences for her experimental approach to alleviating poverty. Her research seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. Esther Duflo will participate online.

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A Lin Goodwin

Lin Goodwin is dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Her varied research interests include teacher beliefs and development, and equitable education.

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Lars Heikensten

Lars Heikensten is executive director of the Nobel Foundation, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering. He was previously head of the Swedish Central Bank.

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Ingvar, Martin

Cognitive neuroscientist Martin Ingvar is the Barbro and Bernard Osher professor of integrative medicine at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.

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Asha Kanwar

Asha Singh Kanwar, one of the world’s leading advocates of learning for sustainable development, is the president and chief executive officer of the Commonwealth of Learning.

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Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller is CEO and founder of insitro, a data-driven drug discovery and development company, and co-founder of Coursera, the largest platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Igor Levit is an internationally renowned pianist and artist in residence of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks as well as portrait artist of the Philharmonie Essen in the 2020/21 season.

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Linnea Lindquist

Linnéa Lindquist is a teacher and principal with extensive experience of teaching vulnerable pupils. She is passionate about ensuring that Swedish students receive a high-quality education, regardless of their background.

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Student conductor and cellist Tsepo Kolitsoe Pooe hails from Soweto, South Africa. Ten years ago, he joined the South African non-profit organisation MIAGI 'Music is a great Investment' on its mission to utilise music and music education as tools for positive social development and nation-building in the spirit of Nelson Mandela.

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Didier Queloz

Nobel Prize laureate

Nobel Prize in Physics 2019.

Didier Queloz received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a star outside our solar system. His research has continued to focus on exoplanet systems, and more recently on the detection of Earth-like planets and universal life.

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Mary Robinson is adjunct professor for climate justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders. She has previously served as President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Adam Smith

As chief scientific officer for Nobel Prize Outreach, Adam Smith has played a key role in putting together the Nobel Week Dialogue. His background is in scientific research and science publishing.

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Laura Sprechmann

Laura Sprechmann is CEO for Nobel Prize Outreach, the company that aims to spread knowledge and raise interest in the Nobel Prize-awarded achievements to a global audience, through digital media and international events.

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Donna Strickland Nobel Laureate

Donna Strickland’s research group at the University of Waterloo develops high-intensity laser systems for nonlinear optics investigations. She received the Nobel Prize for developing chirped pulse amplification.

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Carl Wieman

Carl Wieman has done extensive experimental research in both atomic physics and science and engineering education at the university level. He received the Nobel Prize for his work on Bose-Einstein condensation.

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Juleen Zierath

Juleen Zierath is professor of clinical integrative physiology at Karolinska lnstitutet. Her research has revealed key steps in insulin signaling pathways that are impaired in diabetic patients.

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Nobel Week Dialogue 2020