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Nobel Symposium 2019

Presented by the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems, this afternoon symposium on Tuesday, December 10, will feature eight U-M faculty members discussing the work, impact and personality of this year’s seven Nobel Laureates. Students are encouraged to attend this free event, which is also open to the public.

The talks will all be geared to a general audience, providing an opportunity for everyone to learn about the exemplary contributions in the sciences and humanities behind the recent cohort of Nobel Prize winners.  Snacks and coffee will be provided throughout the afternoon for this special symposium, which will run from 1:00 – 5:30 PM on the 10th Floor of Weiser Hall.

The program is:


1:05 PM CHEMISTRY Wei Lu, Mechanical Engineering

1:40 PM PHYSICS Fred Adams, Physics & Astronomy

2:20 PM MEDICINE Yatrik Shah, Molecular and integrative Physiology & Internal Medicine

2:55 PM ECONOMIC SCIENCES Dean Yang, Economics & Public Policy & Populations Studies Center

3:35 PM PEACE Laura Nyantung Beny, Professor of Law & African Studies Center

4:15 PM LITERATURE 2018 Benjamin Paloff, Slavic Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature

4:55 PM LITERATURE 2019 Co-presenters Johannes von Moltke, Germanic Languages and Lit. & Film, Television and Media (UM) and Teresa Kovacs, Germanic Studies, Indiana University

5:30 PM END