Stockholm, 9 December 2022

The Future of Life

Nobel Week Dialogue

The Future of Life

9 December 2022, 9:30 – 16:00
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

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At the 2022 Nobel Week Dialogue we looked towards our future in the hope of making life better, for everyone.

What do we hope for, what matters in life, what does a better future look like, and how far into that future should we be looking? These questions formed the starting points for a day dedicated to exploring our future together. By envisaging future scenarios, discussing how we want life to be in years to come and putting our imagination to work, we might influence the decisions we make now.

Discussions focused on the key challenges and opportunities that will influence the future of humanity and life on earth. How can we improve living standards, preserve biodiversity, harness new technologies, cope with existential threats including war, pandemics and climate change, expand healthcare, correct socioeconomic disparities and improve education?

The future belongs to us all and the Nobel Week Dialogue brought an intergenerational selection of experts into discussion with an interdisciplinary array of Nobel Prize laureates, including Frances Arnold, Andrea Ghez, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Benjamin List, Paul Nurse and Didier Queloz.

Event insights

What will the future look like? For many Nobel Prize laureates, this is the type of question that keeps them up at night and drives their research. 

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Anna Svanberg

Erwin Schrödinger’s idea that physics could help solve biological riddles was the spark that led many researchers to try to unlock the secrets behind our book of life, the structure of DNA.
Erwin Schrödinger

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Nobel Week Dialogue 2022

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