Three of the world’s leading scientists are coming to the University of Minnesota to address some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century—and CBS undergrad students have priority registration until Friday, April 13. The free events are part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII), a global program designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights with students and scientists around the world.
Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative Panel Discussion: How to Approach Grand Challenges
Three Nobel Laureates and two other thought-leaders will explore how we can tackle big issues such as climate change, poverty, and feeding the growing population. There will be the opportunity for the audience to ask questions during the session. The panelists are:
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Theater
Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative Lecture: Climate Change, Science and Policy
Mario J. Molina, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995, shares the inspirational story of his scientific discoveries and his path to receiving the Nobel Prize – and beyond. Dr. Molina played a pivotal role in the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, and is the first Mexican-born recipient of a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
He shared the 1995 Chemistry Prize for his work revealing the threat of chlorofluorocarbon gases (CFCs) to the Earth's ozone layer, and has served on advisory boards such as the U.S. President's Committee of Advisors in Science and Technology. A question-and-answer session will follow Dr. Molina's talk.
The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative in St. Paul is organized by Nobel Media, the company managing digital media and meeting events for the Nobel Prize, in partnership with 3M and hosted by the University of Minnesota.