The Nobel Lectures 2019

Datum: 2019-12-08

Tid: 09:00 - 15:50

Lokal: Aula Magna, Stockholm University

Welcome to the Academy’s official Nobel Lectures 2019, with this year’s Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences.

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The lectures are open to the public and will be held in English. No registration or entrance fee. Please note that it is not possible to make reservations. The hall will open at 08:40.

Welcome address
Dan Larhammar, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

How Physical Cosmology Grew
James Peebles, Princeton University, USA

Plurality of Worlds in the Cosmos: A Dream of Antiquity, A Modern Reality of Astrophysics
Michel Mayor, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Exoplanets: 51 Pegasis b and all the others…
Didier Queloz, Université de Genève, Switzerland and University of Cambridge, UK

Designing Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes
John B. Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

The Origins of the Lithium Battery
Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Brief History and Future of Lithium-ion Batteries
Akira Yoshino, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan


Field experiments and the practice of economics
Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Field experiments and the practice of policy
Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Experimentation, Innovation, and Economics
Michael Kremer, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

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