In Stockholm, there are three festivals to celebrate in December: Christmas, Lucia, and Nobel week!
While the Nobel banquet and Nobel Prize award ceremony seem distant, the Nobel lecture series is something that you cannot miss! It is delivered by the Nobel Prize laureates of the year, and conducted in English. Furthermore, it requires no registration, no identity check nor admission fee: all members of the general public are welcome! (for the full program list, click here)
There are two Nobel lectures:
1. Wednesday 7 December: Lecture in Physiology or Medicine
Aula Medica Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 6, 2.30 p.m.
2. Thursday 8 December: Lectures in Physics, Chemistry and in Economic Sciences
Aula Magna, Stockholm University, 9.00 a.m.
As my study programme is Molecular Techniques in Life Science, without a doubt, my choice is the lecture given by Dr. Ohsumi, the Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine. Because the lecture started at 14:30, I managed to arrive at 12:00 PM — there was already a long queue!