A Symposium with 2017 American Nobel Laureates

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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

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Announcement

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.

Nobel Peace Price Announcement

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.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Announcement

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.

Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement

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.

Members of the Swedish Parliament visiting Texas

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.