RWTH Explains the Nobel Prize



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Every year in October, the new Nobel Prize laureates are announced. In those cases in which a topic in the fields of Physics, Chemistry or Medicine has interesting ties to research being conducted at RWTH Aachen University, RWTHextern offers a lecture on these particular Nobel Prize topics. The events will take place during the week of the official award ceremonies.

The Nobel Prize is a set of awards that have been bestowed in several categories every year since 1901, when it was first established and funded by the Swedish inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel. The Nobel Prize is still regarded the most prestigious award available in the considered disciplines and is bestowed during the annual Prize Award Ceremony on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death.


Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11am

RWTH Explains the Nobel Prize: Physics


Observing gravitational waves - Why has it taken 100 years before someone actually tested Einstein's ingenious idea?

When? December 2, 2017, 11am

Lecture hall H03, Lecture hall complex C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 11


Professor Julien Lesgourgues
Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, RWTH Aachen

Further Information

Lecture held partly in English.

Admission is free of charge and there is no need to register for the event beforehand.



Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:30pm

RWTH explains the Nobel Prize: Chemistry


Kryo-electron microscopy: Building blocks of life – Frozen and in high resolution

When? December 8, 2017, 6:30pm

Lecture hall HKW1, Wüllnerstraße 1


Professor Florian Hausen
Junior professor Applied Interface Electrochemistry
RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Further Information

Admission is free of charge and prior registration for the event is not needed.