Drive for the Nobel Prize Symposium

October 31-November 1, 2017, UC Berkeley

Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Takaaki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize’s impact on institutions, journalism, and research. In addition to his talk, we will be honoring Professor Kajita with the 2017-2018 Berkeley Japan Prize.

Tuesday, October 31

09:45-10:15 [Ida & Sproul Rooms]
Opening remarks

10:15-11:45 [Chevron Auditorium]
Nobel Laureate Yuan T Lee

13:30-15:00 [Chevron Auditorium]
Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter

15:30-17:00 [Chevron Auditorium]
Nobel Laureate Takaaki KAJITA

Wednesday, November 1

09:00-10:30 [Ida & Sproul Rooms]
Panel 1 | JOURNALISM AND THE NOBEL PRIZE
• Ken Chang, New York Times
• Dennis Normile, Science
• Mariko TAKAHASHI, Asahi Shimbun

10:45-12:30 [Ida & Sproul Rooms]
Panel 2 | THE NOBEL PRIZE’S IMPACT ON INSTITUTIONS
• James Bartholomew, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
• Ryuma OHORA, Director, Office for Basic Research Programs, Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT
• Mats Larsson, Nobel selection committee member

13:45-15:15 [Ida & Sproul Rooms]
Panel 3 | THE NOBEL AS AN INCENTIVE
• Haruki WATANABE, PhD., Todai Lecturer
• Katelin Schutz, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley
• Hiromi UNO, Associate Professor, Kyoto University

15:15-15:45
General discussion

15:45-16:15
Closing remarks
For more information, please go to our site: https://cjs090.wixsite.com/nobel

Posted: October 10, 2017