UBC Okanagan to host discussion about Nobel Prize winners

Learn about the world-changing discoveries and achievements Dec. 10

On Dec. 10, thousands of miles away from the Okanagan, world leaders will gather in both Stockholm and Oslo to watch the 2018 Nobel Prizes be officially awarded.

It was on this same day in 1901 when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded, fulfilling the intentions of Alfred Nobel’s will. For more than a century, the Nobel Prize awards and Laureates continue to garner international attention for their discoveries and achievements.

RELATED:UBC Okanagan alumna earns national research prize

At UBC Okanagan’s Nobel Night, university professors will explain why the 2018 awards are relevant and significant in today’s changing world. From lasers to curing cancer to the economics of climate change and more, people will learn about some of the world’s most outstanding contributions in physics, chemistry, medicine, peace and economics.

The event will take place at lecture theatre FIP 204, Fipke Centre for Innovative Research, 3247 University Way, UBC Okanagan at 7 p.m.

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