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Visit KTH during Nobel Calling

From 1 to 10 October, the world's eyes turn to Stockholm as this year's Nobel Prize winners are announced. During this week, the Nobel Prize Museum and KTH, KI, SU, among others, transform our city into a hub for tech, science, and research under the name Nobel Calling. Discover KTH by taking part in our activities!

Our Nobel Calling programme

During the week, KTH will arrange activities during the following days:

  • 4 October: Open lecture (in Swedish)
  • 4 October to 16 December: Exhibition 
  • 5 October: Populair science lecture (English)
  • 6 October: Lab tours (in Swedish and English)

Open lecture: Nature as inspiration for energy-efficient surfaces (Swedish)

Can a surface similar to shark skin decrease the fuel consumption of airplanes? And what can we learn from leaves to prevent organisms from growing on ship fulls?

Basic mechanisms from nature can create surfaces that keep clean and decrease resistance from streaming water and air. In this lecture, Professor Shervin Bagheri  presents his research in this area. The lecture takes place on 4 October, when the Nobel Prize in Physics is announced. It is streamed live via Zoom and requires no previous knowledge. Note that this event is in Swedish.

Register to the lecture (Swedish)

Populair science lecture: Can paint generat electricity? (English)

Batteries in wearables and low-power applications could be replaced – with paint! By using nanoscale chemistry, devices covered in a particular kind of paint will be able to convert their heat into electricity.

In this popular science lecture, Muhammet Toprak , Professor in material science, will explain the research behind this technology.

This seminar will be held in English. It will be given at KTH's campus and no registration is required. The event will be streamd online.


Lab tours (Swedish and English)

You are invited to visit KTH's exciting research environments. During KTH's lab tours on 6 October, you will get the chance to visit and learn about the research conducted in our labs, see unique facilities and try ongoing projects.

There are three tours (two in English, one in Swedish) to choose from, and 20 spots per tour. 

Participating labs:

  • Fusion reactor (EXTRAP T2R)
  • Anechoic Chamber
  • PDC Center of High Performance Computing (KTH’s supercomputer)
  • Smart mobility lab och Integrated Transport research lab
  • Sustainable Power Lab
  • Odqvist laboratory

Sign up

Exhibition: Space Waves and a Tale

The exhibition presents parts of Hannes Alfvén's (1908-1995) full-scale research, this social engagement and the fictional novel "The tale of the great computer machine" from 1966. Hannes Alfvén was Professor at KTH and awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1970.

The exhibition is placed at KTH's library. It starts on 4 October and concludes on 16 December.

Exhibition information


Louise Gustafsson, manager of research communication, is the KTH project leader for Nobel Calling.

Nobel Calling

Nobel Calling is a project led by the Nobel Foundation. The purpose of Nobel Calling is to gather activities within research and science in Stockholm during the week in October when the Nobel prizes are announced. This year, the event takes place 3-10 October.

Visit the Nobel Calling website to see what else is happening i Stockholm during the week.

Nobel Calling website

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Last changed: Sep 19, 2022