November 14 at 1 pm in House of Sweden, Washington DC
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Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” Kip S. Thorne (in attendance), Barry C. Barish, and Rainer Weiss (in attendance)
Chemistry “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution” Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank (in attendance), and Richard Henderson
Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm” Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash (in attendance), and Michael W. Young (in attendance)
Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences “for his contributions to behavioral economics” Richard H. Thaler (in attendance)
Moderator: Dr. Alan I. Leshner
The Nobel committee, announcing the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in Stockholm, said that it was honoring Professor Thaler for his pioneering work in establishing that people are predictably irrational. The committee credited Professor Thaler for moving economics toward a more realistic understanding of human behavior. “In order to do good economics, you have to keep in mind that people are human,” Professor Thaler said at a news conference after the prize was announced.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the “International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons”. The group, a Geneva-based coalition of disarmament activists, was honored for its efforts to advance the negotiations that led to the treaty, which was reached in July at the United Nations.
“The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to English novelist Kazoo Ishiguro, known for his spare yet emotionally resonate prose style and his inventive subversion of literary genres,
Mr. Ishiguro is best known for his novels “The Remains of the Day,” about a butler serving an English lord in the years leading up to World War II.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on October 4th 2017 for developing a new way to construct precise three-dimensional images of biological molecules.
The Nobel committee said the technique, cryo-electron microscopy, could lead to “detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution,” enabling biologists to study aspects of cells that were previously invisible.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was on 3 October 2017 divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.
Dr. Weiss will receive half of the prize of 9 million Swedish Kronor and Dr. Thorne and Dr. Barish will split the other half.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has on 2 October 2017 decided to award
the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young
for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
Members of the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on Social Insurance visited Texas on September 7-8, 2017 to study immigration issues and the US benefits and pension programs.
During their day in Austin they met with Mayor Steve Adler and Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff.
Swedish parliament members with Sheriff Sally Hernandez in the middle.
They also met with officials at the Texas State Capitol, the Texas pension review board and Front Steps, a shelter in the central part of Austin. The group also had a day planned with interesting meetings in Houston but unfortunately this had to be cancelled due to the aftermath of the storm Harvey.
Swedish parliament members with Mayor Steve Adler in the middle.
After Harvey – The Consular Corp of Houston visited the Shelter at George Brown Center and donated money to the relief fund.
Are you Swedish, Danish or Norwegian and want to study in the United States? There is now an option to apply for founds from The Scandinavian Scholarship Foundation. Also open for American students in Scandinavian languages.
Visit www.scandinavianfund.org to learn more.