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Complex Systems Presents the Annual Nobel Symposium

University of Michigan faculty will discuss the work, impact, and personalities of the 2022 Nobel Laureates
Friday, December 9, 2022
10:00 AM-3:50 PM
Palmer Commons Map
This event will be held at PALMER COMMONS FORUM HALL

Walking Directions:

A limited recording will be available after the event.

During this, 'Nobel Week', join us to learn about the Six Nobel Prizes on the eve of the Laureates receiving their actual awards in Oslo and Helsinki.

Coffee and snacks will be served for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Registration not required. Free and open to the public.

This popular annual event features six UM faculty experts in each of the six prize fields, each presenting on one of the prizes. Each will present for approximately 35 minutes and then will take some questions. There is a morning session and an afternoon session with a midday break. Come to one talk, come to them all!


Marisa Eisenberg, Director, Complex Systems

Speaker: Alex Burgers - Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (ECE), and Applied Physics

10:50 AM Chemistry
Speaker: Joerg Lahann - Director of the Biointerfaces Institute. Wolfgang Pauli Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

11:35 AM Physiology or Medicine
Speaker - Jeff Kidd - Michigan Medicine, Professor of Human Genetics, and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

12:20 PM Lunch break 12:20-1:30pm (on own)

1:30 PM Economics
John Leahy - Allen Sinai Professor of Macroeconomics, Department of Economics and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

2:15 PM Literature
Speaker: David Caron - Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies.

3:00 PM Peace
Speaker: Geneviève Zubrzycki - Director, Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia; Center for European Studies; Professor, Sociology

3:45 PM Closing remarks

3:50 PM End

For information on prize winners, and 'Nobel Week' activites, please click the Nobel Prize link below. Other information on the Nobel Prizes can be found on the website

PUBLIC PARKING - closest is the Forest Avenue Parking Structure at 650 S Forest Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

UM BLUE PARKING - across the road from Weiser Hall at 500 Church Street (and also Forest Avenue Parking Structure)
Building: Palmer Commons
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Biomedical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering And Computer Science, Humanities, Literature, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Physics, Research
Source: Happening @ Michigan from The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Michigan Medicine, Department of Physics, International Institute, Romance Languages & Literatures, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Department of Economics, Department of Sociology, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science