Nobel Prize Series debuts in Singapore

For the first time in Singapore “Nobel Prize Series” visited Singapore for a two-day seminar with discussions about “Future of Learning”. ”Nobel Prize Series Singapore 2015” is produced by Nobel Media and the Nobel Museum in partnership with Nanyang Technological University. On 5 and 6 November five Nobel laureates, Professor Sir Harold Kroto, Professor Stefan Hell, Professor Ada Yonath, Professor Wole Soyinka and Professor Sir James Mirrlees, visited Singapore. With a common passion for learning they spoke about and discussed how students can be prepared for a rapidly changing knowledge-based economy.

Nobel-Price-Series-Singapore1The President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, was the Guest-of-Honour and held a speech at the inauguration of “Nobel Prize Series Singapore 2015”. On the 6 November the exhibition “The Nobel Prize – Ideas Changing the World” opened at the Art Science Museum, and in the evening the Nobel Prize Series hosted a Nobel Dinner at the Gardens By the Bay at which Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, gave an inspiring speech in the presence of Nobel laureates and other distinguished guests.

The exhibition “The Nobel Prize – Ideas Changing the World” will be displayed between 2015.11.06 – 2015.01.24.
The exhibition tells the story about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize Laureates and how Nobel Prize-awarded work has shaped and continues to change our world.

For the first time ever, exhibition visitors are able to explore the life of Alfred Nobel and the history of the Nobel Prize through his will, in a digital experience based on the iconic document itself. By using TAG (Touch Art Gallery) technology on screens, the visitor can translate the document, zoom-in on images, get additional facts and stories, and take interactive tours. The will experience is produced in collaboration with technology partner Microsoft and Brown University.

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The exhibition at ArtScience Museum is open for the public for three months, starting on 7 November. The museum is open 10.00 am-7.00 pm daily, including public holidays. Last admission at 6.00 pm.

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