• Apr 06 2011

    University of Stellenbosch Public Lecture in association with the 4th International Conference on Women in Physics: Prof Cecilia Jarlskog,

    Public lectures in association with 4th International Conference on Women in Physics

    Nobel Stories

    Prof Cecilia Jarlskog

    Wednesday 6 April 2011 17:00

    Lecture Hall Alpha, Merensky Building (Physics), University of Stellenbosch

    Abstract: Alfred Nobel wrote in his will: It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration whatever shall be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be a Scandinavian or not. Who chooses “the most worthy” and how, especially in the area of physics. The speaker will elucidate the procedure and give examples from the past, following the compulsory 50-years-of-secrecy rule.

    Prof Jarlskog works in elementary particle physics in Bergen, Stockholm and Lund in Sweden, and she is an active participant in CERN. She is President-elect of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). She was also one of the five members of the Nobel Committee for Physics from 1989 to 2000, chairperson of this committee in 1999, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Nobel Foundation, from 1996 for about ten years.