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JUNE 2005


Tuesday, June 14    7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, McBean Theater
Nobel Lecture Series: Behind the Scenes: Awarding the Nobel Prize
with Anders Bárány

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Tuesday, June 28    7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, McBean Theater
From Special Relativity to String Theory: How Einstein Turned Physics into a Search for Symmetry with K. C. Cole

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JULY 2005

Week of July 4 or 11, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
KQED-FM broadcast
Forum with Michael Krasny
with Nobel laureates TBD

    The Nobel Prize and the Bay Area -- A History of Innovation  
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The Nobel Prize and the Bay Area -- The Future
     
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Tuesday, July 12    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exploratorium
Members' Exhibition Preview Reception

Thursday, July 14   10:00 a.m.
Exploratorium
Exhibition opens to the public

Saturday, July 16    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exploratorium
Physics of Toys: Hands-on activities based on Nobel-winning discoveries

Saturday, July 16    2:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, McBean Theater
Nobel Film Series: Toni Morrison’s Nobel Acceptance Speech
Produced by the James Agee Film Project

Thursday, July 21   6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, San Francisco
“On the Nobel Prize, Managing Science, and Solving the World Energy Crisis”
with Nobel laureate Steven Chu

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Saturday, July 23    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
Exploratorium, IFI Classroom
Fostering Creativity at Home: Science
Family workshop with Fred Stein and Marilyn Austin

Wednesday, July 27    7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, IFI Classroom
Nobel Literature Book Club: Elfriede Jelinek

Saturday, July 30    2:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, McBean Theater
Nobel Film Series: Nobel: Visions of Our Century
Directed by Bonni Cohen. Produced by KQED.

 
AUGUST 2005

Thursday, August 4     7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, McBean Theater
Nobel Lecture Series: The Nature of Scientific Discovery: Tracing the Work of Nobel Laureates
with Nobel laureate Douglas Osherhoff

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Friday, August 5   2:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
Nobel Webcast Series: "Existence of Atoms"
with Dr. Paul Doherty

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exploratorium
Growing Peace: A Daylong Celebration
Featuring films, lectures, hands-on activities

Wednesday, August 10    7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium
Nobel Literature Book Club: J.M. Coetzee

Thursday, August 11    2:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
Nobel Webcast Series: Inventing Photons
with Dr. Paul Doherty

Saturday, August 13    1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Exploratorium, IFI Classroom
Fostering Creativity at Home: Art
Family Workshop with Michael Cassou

Friday, August 19   2:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
Nobel Webcast Series: Creating Space-Time
with Dr. Paul Doherty

Saturday, August 20    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library
Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
"The Nobel Prize: 100+ Years of Extraordinary Literature"
with David Kipen as moderator
Readings of excerpts from literary Nobel laureates by
Jane Hirshfield and Tamin Ansary

 
SEPTEMBER 2005

Friday, September 16, 4 p.m.
University of California, Berkeley
Geballe Room, Townsend Center, Stephens Hall
The Nobel Prize and American Literature
Dr. Kjell Espmark, Professor of Literature, University of Stockholm and Member, Royal Academy
Co-sponsored by the UCB Departments of Scandinavian Languages and English.  This program is open to the public; reception follows the address. 

Monday, September 19, 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Stanford University, Office of the President
Nobel Day at Stanford
Welcome: John Etchemendy, Provost
Moderator: Arthur Bienenstock, Vice-Provost
Panelists: Paul Berg (Chemistry, 1980); Arvid Carlsson (Physiology or Medicine, 2000); Svante Lindqvist, Director, The Nobel Museum; Geir Lundstad, Director, The Nobel Institute; and Michael Sohlman, Director, Nobel Foundation
This program is open to the public.
Please call Elizabeth Ocken (650)724-1936 to register for this event.

Tuesday, September 20    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, San Francisco.
“Behind the Scenes: The Roles of Sweden and
Norway in the Nobel Process”

with Michael Sohlman and Geir Lundestad

Tuesday, September 20    7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay Campus
Panel Discussion: Stem Cell Research Implications
Moderated by UCSF Dean David Kessler.
Panel Discussion with laureate Michael Bishop,
laureate Stan Prusiner, laureate Arvid Carlsson,
Dr. Arnold Kriegstein and Dr. Jeff Bluestone.

Wednesday, September 21   4:00 p.m.
University of California, Berkeley
3335 Dwinelle Hall
"The Nobel Prize as Mirror of 20th Century Science and Culture"
with Svante Lindqvist, Director of the Nobel Museum

Friday, September 30    4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
University of California,
Bechtel Engineering Center in Sibley Auditorium
"Nobel Tradition"
Panel Discussion with laureate George Akerlof,
laureate Steven Chu, laureate Donald Glaser, laureate Daniel McFadden, and
laureate Charles Townes.

 
 
   
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