Colloquium

Alfred Nobel – his life and his prize

Ramon Wyss, KIT Royal Institute of Technology
Sat, 2019-11-02 15:00 - 16:00
Room 203, New Physics Building

Alfred Nobel was a great inventor and industrialist. We consider his greatest invention to be the Nobel prize that he instituted through his last will. The seminar will give account of Alfred Nobel’s life and his personality. The different Nobel prizes that are awarded and how prize winners are selected will be reported. The prize ceremony  will be briefly presented. Some historical remarks on the prize winners will be given.

Ramon Wyss is a professor emeritus in theoretical nuclear physics at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology and received the  'Edlundska prize' of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, March 1995. Ramon Wyss also served as an honorary guest professor at Peking University, and at present is a guest professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Szechuan University and Univeristy of Electronics, Science and Technology Chengdu. He has given numerous key notes lectures and published more than 300 articles in refereed journals within nuclear physics with a H-factor of >50.
Ramon Wyss served as vice president of KTH in charge of international education at KTH from 2002-2016 and has been engaged in the leadership of different European university networks contributing decisively to the internationalization of Swedish Engineering education. He has been instrumental for setting up the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) InnoEnergy consortium, as well as the strongly engaged in the formation of the EIT Health KIC. He has been the director of the KTH energy platform and served on several review panels. Through his years as vice president he has initiated university relations all over the globe in particular with China. Ramon Wyss received the Magnolia Silver Medal 2015 from the city of Shanghai and was appointed deputy chairman of the international advisory board of Beijing Jiatong University. He has served as evaluator for the Spanish Ministry of Education and as foreign expert of the Chinese Ministry of Education for the evaluation of DUT and SJTU BSc education. He also served as evaluator for the Finnish Academy of Science research within nuclear and particle physics.