Albert Einstein with his violin 'Lina'.

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Nobel Minds 2019

Nobel Laureates in discussion

The 2019 Nobel Laureates met at the old Stockholm Stock Exchange Building (Börshuset) in Gamla stan, Stockholm for the traditional round-table discussion and TV program 'Nobel Minds'. The laureates talked about their research, what drives them and their visions for the future. The discussion was hosted by the BBC's Zeinab Badawi.

In January 1983 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi discovered HIV – the virus that causes AIDS. Since then, the Nobel Laureate has worked tirelessly both to find a cure and to advocate on behalf of those living with HIV.

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

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In their journey towards the Nobel Prize, each Nobel Laureate has looked at a problem in a new way. They have used creativity to tackle existing problems, or identify new frontiers.

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Paul Nurse speaking at a Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event held in partnership with AstraZeneca

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According to Martin Chalfie his first experience with science ended badly because he was too afraid to ask for help.

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Martin Chalfie addressing students at NPII Canada © Nobel Media. Photo: A. Mahmoud.

Throughout life we all rely on mentors to train us and guide us. It is a subject which many Nobel Laureates speak passionately about, pointing…

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May-Britt Moser meeting students during a Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event in partnership with AstraZeneca

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Hard work has been part of every laureate’s journey towards the Nobel Prize. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi spent time in the lab on the morning of her…

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Elizabeth Blackburn speaks at a Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event

Nobel Prize Lessons on each Nobel Prize 2019. You will find the teacher's guides, slides, manuscripts and videos to use for free here. Print the texts for students and then start the class.

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Marie and Pierre Curie’s pioneering research led to not one, but two Nobel Prizes, the first for the couple, the second for Marie.

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Pierre and Marie Curie in the "hangar" at l'Ecole de physique et chimie industrielles in Paris, France, where they made their discovery. (Photo taken 1898.)

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What does music mean to you? Do you use it to help relieve stress, anxiety and fall asleep to? For many, the value of music is endless and scientists and Nobel Laureates are no exception. From seeing problems in a new way to fostering discipline, expressing creativity to working as a team, music has helped many laureates in both work and life.

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Albert Einstein with his violin 'Lina'.

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Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held – in retrospect – that the Indian national leader should have been selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize. Why?

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Mahatma Gandhi laughing.

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