Nobel Workshop: Molecules in Materials Research

​​​As part of an extraordinary week at Chalmers, a Nobel Workshop is organized with several world-leading scientists.

May 4-8 will be an extraordinary week at Chalmers. About 40 world-leading scientists, 13 of which are Nobel laureates, will come to Chalmers to present their research and take part in panel discussions. Monday through Wednesday are organized as Nobel Workshops, while Thursday and Friday constitute a Molecular Frontiers Symposium, to which also a large number of high school students are invited.

The conference week is supported by four Areas of Advance at Chalmers (Materials Science, Energy, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Life Science Engineering), as well as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Hasselblad Foundation, Vetenskapsrådet, Kungliga Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället, The Nobel Committees for Physics, Chemistry and Physiology or medicine, Gothenburg Centre for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, and Mabel Dorn Foundation.


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Program, May 6

Molecules in Materials Research



08:25-08:30 Opening note: Prof Aleksandar Matic, Director Materials Science

08:30-09:10 Nobel Laureate STEFAN HELL, University of Göttingen, Germany

Nanoscopy with focused light

09:10-09:50 Nobel Laureate WILLIAM MOERNER, Stanford University, United States

Single molecule spectroscopy

09:50-10:20 Coffee break

10:20-11:00 Prof ROBERT LANGER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Advances in biomaterials and drug delivery

11:00-11:40 Prof TOM BROWN, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Chemical synthesis of DNA – Real-world applications

11:40-12:20 Nobel Laureate ANDREW FIRE, Stanford University, United States

Taming opportunistic RNAs

12:20-13:20 Lunch break

13:20-14:00 Prof JAMES BARBER, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

From natural to artificial photosynthesis for renewable fuels

14:00-14:40 Prof PAUL ALIVISATOS, University of California Berkeley, United States

Nanoscience and the Future of the Carbon Cycle

14:40-15:20   Prof YAHLI LORCH, Stanford University, United States

Chromatin remodeling

15:20-15:50 Coffee break

15:50-16:30 Dr RICHARD HENDERSON, MRC LMB, Cambridge, United Kingdom

 Structure of membrane proteins involved in signal transduction

16:30-18:00 Panel discussion: Opportunities and Challenges in Materials Research

(Moderators: Aleksandar Matic and Fredrik Höök)







Category Conference
Location: RunAn, Student Union Building, Chalmers Campus Johanneberg
Starts: 06 May, 2015, 08:30
Ends: 06 May, 2015, 17:15

Published: Fri 30 Jan 2015. Modified: Mon 27 Apr 2015