KNG Symposium on the Nobel Prizes 2019

The KNG Symposium on the Nobel Prizes of 2019 took place on Wednesday, December 11th 2019

Schedule:

13:00-13:10    Symposium opening and introduction by KNG President prof. dr. Piet van der Kruit

13:10-13:40    Prof. dr. Vincent Icke (Leiden Observatory) on one half of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019, awarded to James Peeblesfor theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”
13:40-13:45    Discussion

13:45-14:15    Prof. dr. Floris van der Tak (SRON, RUG) on the other half of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019, awarded jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”
14:15-14:20    Discussion

14:20-14:25    Introduction by prof. dr. Petra Rudolf
14.25-15.10    Prof. dr. Moniek Tromp (Materials Chemistry, FSE, RUG) on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019, awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”
5:10-15:15      Discussion

5:15-15:30    Break

15.30-15.35    Introduction by prof. dr. Marianne Rots
15:35-16:20    Prof. dr. Hidde Haisma (Therapeutic Gene Modulation, FSE, RUG) on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019, awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of  how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”
16.20-16:25    Discussion and conclusion

16:25               Drinks