Reception in the spirit of Nobel

Guests at Nobel reception Photo: Hema Selva

Recently, a network of some 30 distinguished Swedish researchers based in Singapore and their research colleagues from different universities and organizations were invited to the Nobel reception at the Swedish Embassy in Singapore in recognition of the close research collaboration between Sweden and Singapore.

During the evening some of the Swedish researchers presented this year’s Nobel Laureates. The presentations were highly appreciated by the guests, conveying the complex nature of the various research areas in an understandable and tangible way. It was an evening spent to celebrate the spirit of research, in memory of Alfred Nobel, with sharing of experiences and discussions on what the future might bring.

The Nobel prizes are annual international awards given out to individuals who made significant contributions or advances in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. The prizes were established by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, through his will from 1895 and were first awarded 1901. Each Nobel Prize is regarded as the most prestigious award in its field.

The close research co-operation between Sweden and Singapore will be highlighted in March 2013 during a workshop and conference at NTU (Nanyang Technological University). This is a joint venture between NTU, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National University of Singapore (NUS) on the Singaporean side and the Swedish Research Council on the Swedish side.

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