The travelling exhibition ‘TheNobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ is inaugurated today by honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Explore the Nobel Prize and how it affects our lives by visiting this inspirational exhibition open to the public for five weeks at Science City Ahmedabad.
The exhibition at Science City Ahmedabad is free of charge and open to the public from January 10 for a period of five weeks. A unique opportunity to learn about the life of Alfred Nobel, view actual objects belonging to Nobel Laureates and see how Nobel Prize‐awarded discoveries may affect the future. The aim is to encourage new generations to invest in education and to engage in science, culture, and peace in the spirit of Alfred Nobel.
Dr Olov Amelin, director of the Nobel Museum said “The exhibition displays the life and career of Mr Alfred Nobel and his most important innovation; the Nobel Prize supporting the idea that the most talented and innovative people can be role models and sources of inspiration for others, through the Nobel Prize. Humanity today continues to face extremely difficult challenges, be it global warming, energy supply, food supply, health care or conflict resolution. The future Nobel Laureates can be the persons who manage to solve these problems, because there are always solutions, that is what the Nobel history tells us, and that is the message we want to convey to the young generation through our exhibition.”
‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’ contains several original artefacts, both from Alfred Nobel himself and from a number of Nobel Laureates. The history of the 20th century can be viewed through the history of the Nobel Prize, how discoveries, conflicts and other important events have influenced the way we live and how a number of brave and imaginative Nobel Laureates changed the course of history at a number of decisive moments.
The exhibition is part of Nobel Prize Series India 2017, an extensive programme of events taking place January 9-13 with nine Nobel Laureates participating. Beside the exhibition, a symposium will be held in connection with Vibrant Gujarat, as well as inspirational meetings such as Q&A sessions, lectures and roundtables in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Gandhinagar. Students will be able to interact with the Laureates at universities such as IISC Bangalore, NCBS Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat University and M S University Vadodara.
Nobel Prize Series India 2017 is produced by Nobel Media in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Government of Gujarat,with the kind support from Nobel International Partners 3M, Ericsson, Scania and Volvo Cars.