Nobel Week Dialogue

In total 20 panellists will participate in this year's Nobel Week Dialogue, including world-leading experts and inspiring thought leaders. Keep checking back for the latest updates to the panellist list.

Jonna Bornemark

Jonna Bornemark is a professor in philosophy at the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge at Södertörn University. Her research interests are the theory of practical knowledge, phenomenology, human-animal studies and philosophy of religion.

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A visiting professor at Imperial College London, Nessa Carey specialises in supporting scientists and institutions in moving basic research out of the lab and into directions where it can have positive impacts on health, society and the economy.

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Steven Chu

Nobel Prize in Physics 1997.

Steven Chu developed the theory of laser cooling of actual, multilevel atoms and has recently focused on new solutions to our energy and climate challenges.

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Lorraine Daston is director emerita at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

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Peter C. Doherty

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996.

Peter Doherty received the Nobel Prize for discovering how the immune system recognises virus-ridden cells. Still active in research he is based at the University of Melbourne.

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Gerd Gigerenzer is director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He has trained federal judges, physicians and managers in decision-making.

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Armita Golkar is a psychology researcher and associate senior lecturer at Stockholm University and an affiliated researcher at Karolinska Institutet where she studies emotional learning and memory.

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Cai Guo-Qiang

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his signature explosion art and installations. His artworks respond to culture and history and establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe around them.

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John Hassler is professor of economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies and previously served as a member of the prize committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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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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Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognised and followed climbers in the world.

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Photo Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Prize 2011.

Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work. She is the president of Women Journalists Without Chains.

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Helga Nowotny is former president of the European Research Council and professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich, and a founding member of the European Research Council.

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John C. Polanyi

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986.

Laureate John Polanyi researches the molecular motions in chemical reactions in gases and at surfaces at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on science policy, the control of armaments, and peacekeeping.

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Stuart Russell is a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences. His interests include the threat of autonomous weapons and the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity.

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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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Nobel Week Dialogue 2019