Nobel Week Dialogue

In total 30 panellists participated in this year's Nobel Week Dialogue, including world-leading experts and inspiring thought leaders.

Peter Agre

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003.

Peter Agre shared the Nobel Prize for discovering aquaporins. He is director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Sofie Allert is co-founder and CEO of Swedish Algae Factory, founded to make use of a natural resource that can create sustainable value for society - algae.

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Diva Amon is a deep-sea biologist who studies chemosynthetic habitats and human impacts on the deep ocean, especially related to deep-sea mining. She is co-founder of the non-profit NGO, SpeSeas.

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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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An international and Swedish diplomat, Eliasson has an interest in water issues, in particular for the developing world, and was the first chairman of WaterAid, Sweden.

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Mattias Fyrenius is CEO of Nobel Media, which handles and develops all media related activities connected to the Nobel Prizes and spreads knowledge about the Nobel Prize awarded achievements.

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Andre Geim

Andre Geim is Regius Professor at the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work on graphene, a one-atom-thick material made of carbon.

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Stefan W. Hell

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014.

Stefan Hell received the Nobel Prize for developing super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. He is a director at the Max Planck Institutes for both Biophysical Chemistry and Medical Research.

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A chemical physicist at Stockholm University, Anders Nilsson studies the structure and dynamics of water with the goal of understanding the properties that make this liquid completely unique on earth.

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Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel is an author and founding director of the Global Water Policy Project. She works to bridge science, policy and practice to build a more water-secure world.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013.

Randy Schekman received the prize for discovering how genes regulate vesicle traffic in our cells. He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011.

Dan Shechtman received the prize for discovering quasicrystals. Today his research interests are centered on studying the structure and properties of new magnesium alloys.

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Adam Smith

As Chief Scientific Officer for Nobel Media, 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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Sonam Wangchuk

A engineer by education, and inventor of the Ice Stupa artificial glacier for storing water, Sonam Wangchuk works on education reform in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, India.

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Gary White is CEO and co-founder of and WaterEquity, which are dedicated to empowering people in the developing world gain access to safe water and sanitation.

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Angela Wulff is a professor in marine ecology with a passion for studying the base of the marine food web, microscopic algae, and their potential for industrial applications.

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