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Ask a Nobel Laureate on YouTube

20 October, 2009

YouTube viewers worldwide have the unique opportunity to "Ask a Nobel Laureate" a question on the official Nobel Prize YouTube channel ( Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006, John Mather, an astrophysicist from NASA, is the first Nobel Laureate to participate and he will answer a selection of questions from the online community., the official web site of the Nobel Foundation, manages The Nobel Prize YouTube channel, and disseminates content from their vast archives gathered since the first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901. Besides spreading information about all the amazing discoveries, achievements and inspirational stories that have been rewarded by the Nobel Prize, is now offering anyone the chance to pose their questions directly to a Nobel Laureate via the YouTube channel.

With the assistance of NASA, John Mather, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2006 is first up. Dr Mather is the first NASA researcher to receive the Nobel Prize, which he received with George Smoot for their discoveries regarding the echoes of the Big Bang – providing extraordinary glimpses of the beginning of the Universe. 

Per Gunnar Holmgren, CEO of Nobel Web AB says, "The Nobel Prize YouTube channel is an excellent forum to promote interaction with Nobel Laureates. With John Mather in particular and his research about the origins of the Universe, an array of questions can be raised. By increasing access to Nobel Laureates, we encourage students, educators, researchers and the general public to take this opportunity to communicate with John Mather."

If you are in Stockholm, you can ask questions at the special YouTube pod stationed at the Nobel Museum during 20–24 October. Free admission will be given to visitors who ask a question to John Mather at the Nobel Museum, Stortorget 2, Gamla Stan.

Ask A Nobel Laureate, John Mather, on YouTube 20 Oct.–30 Nov.:

For more information about John Mather and his Nobel Prize-awarded discovery, visit:

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