Nobel Laureates Lecture Series

This series will highlight each of the 6 Nobel Prize winners from 2019. Leading experts in related fields, many of whom have professional ties to the prize winners, will present an overview of the Nobel Laureate, their research, its significance and why they were ultimately awarded a Nobel Prize.

 

Tuesdays, March 3–April 7 | 7–8:30 p.m.

Landmark Centre—Beachwood

 

Register for individual lectures or for the full series.Series cost:
Lifelong Learning member: $25/ Nonmember: $50
Per session cost:
Lifelong Learning member: $5/ Nonmember: $10

 

Lecturer(s):
Professional Staff
March 3 - April 7|7-8:30 p.m.

Nobel Laureates Lecture Series This series will highlight each of the 6 Nobel Prize winners from 2019. Leading experts in related fields, many of whom have professional ties to the prize winners, will present an overview of the Nobel Laureate, their research, its significance and why they were ultimately awarded a Nobel Prize.

Lecturer(s):
Peter Yang
March 3|7-8:30 p.m.

Austrian author Peter Handke is known for his exploration of the periphery and the specificity of the human experience in his books, including Die Obstdiebin (The Fruit Thief.)

Lecturer(s):
Cynthia Beall
March 10|7-8:30 p.m.

William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza have determined how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, which paves the way for promising new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and many other diseases.

Lecturer(s):
David Clingingsmith
March 17|7-8:30 p.m.

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have been working together to reshape research in development economics in order to decrease world poverty.

Lecturer(s):
Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor and Co-Chair Department of Physics, CWRU
March 24|7-8:30 p.m.

This prize was awarded to three scientists: James Peebles for new understanding of the universe’s structure and history and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system.

Lecturer(s):
Daniel Scherson
March 31|7-8:30 p.m.

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino developed lightweight, rechargeable, powerful lithion-ion batteries now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles.

Lecturer(s):
Avidan Y. Cover
April 7|7-8:30 p.m.

 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has made significant contributions to the reconciliation, solidarity and social justice between Ethiopia and East and Northeast African regions.