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Nobel Gala Reception

For Immediate Release:
September 01, 2005

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Nobel Gala Reception

Monday, September 19th, 6-8pm

On Monday, September 19th, from 6-8pm, the Exploratorium’s outgoing director, Dr. Goéry Delacôte, and the Swedish and Norwegian consulates general of San Francisco -- Barbro Osher and Are-Jostein Norheim, respectively — host an exclusive gala reception at the Exploratorium to honor the over 30 Nobel Laureates of the Bay Area. The reception marks the waning days of the Nobel exhibition currently on view at the Exploratorium, and a flurry of important public lectures by local and visiting Laureates (on such cutting-edge topics as stem cells). Other guests expected to attend the September 19th gala include Warren and Chris Hellman, John and Liza Pritzker, Richard Goldman, Don and Doris Fisher, Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Glasser, Andy and Eva Grove, and Maurice Kanbar, among others. Among the Swedish dignitaries flying in for the occasion are Gunnar Lund, Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S.; Svante & Mrs. Lindqvist, Director, The Nobel Museum; Michael Sohlman, Director, The Nobel Foundation, Stockholm; Geir Lundstad, Director, The Nobel Institute, Oslo; Arvid Carlsson, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, 2000; and Kjell Esonark, Professor of Literature, University of Stockholm and Member, Royal Academy.

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About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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