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Nobel Week at KTH

As this year's Nobel Prize winners are announced, the world's eyes turn to Stockholm. From 2 to 9 October, the Nobel Prize Museum, KTH and other local social actors, transform the city into a hub for tech, science, and research under the name Nobel Calling. Discover KTH by taking part in our activities!

Discover KTH

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Can AI receive a Nobel Prize?

What scientific breakthroughs can AI provide? Does its development affect the credence of science? Can AI change and affect the research profession? And should it be possible to award AI a Nobel Prize?

On 2 October at the Nobel Prize Museum, Nina Wormbs , Professor at KTH, Åsa Wikforss , Professor at SU, and Magnus Boman , Professor at KTH and affiliated researcher at KI, discuss opportunities, challenges and possible dangers with AI getting an increased role in science.

Aftermath of an earthquake. A hose falling apart over a car.

3 October

Advances in earthquake forecasting

Each year, around 20,000 earthquakes occur around the world. Today, there are no reliable methods to predict earthquakes - but maybe those are not far away?

Welcome to a lecture with Ayse Nyberg , Professor in Nuclear Physics at KTH! By combining several measurement values, ​​and analysing the data with the help of advanced AI technology, Nyberg and her research group have identified a connection between the radon content in the groundwater and the increased risk of earthquakes.

KTH's Reactor Hall. A large room in cement with a giant hole in the middle.

4 & 5 October

Visit world-leading labs

KTH opens the doors to its unique research facilities! During our lab tours, you will visit some of KTH's labs, learn about their research, experience the surroundings, and try hands-on projects. There are tours in English and Swedish, with 20 spots per tour. Secure your place today!

Tours on 4 October

Tours on 5 October

5 October

Open and accessible data – a recipe for research success?

Open and available research data has been debated frequently in recent years, among other things, in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, where a vaccine could be developed at record speed thanks to shared data. But what does it actually mean that research is open and accessible to everyone? In this panel discussion, four researchers from KTH discuss the concepts of open and accessible data, its advantages, and challenges. Follow the talk on-site or online! If you are on campus, make sure to visit the exhibition on the same theme .

This is Nobel Calling

Nobel Calling is an annual project led by the Nobel Prize Museum. The initiative aims to gather activities within research and science in Stockholm during the week in October when the Nobel prize winners are announced. This year, the event takes place from 2 to 9 October. Visit the Nobel Calling website to see what else is happening in Stockholm during the week.

Nobel Calling: Complete programme


Logo for the Nobel Prize Museum.
Logo for the City of Stockholm.
Logo for Stockholm University.
Logo for Karolinska Institutet.
Logo for Stockholm City Archive.
Logo for Swedish Red Cross University.
Logo for Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank.


Do you have any questions regarding the programme? Contact Louise Gustafsson, KTH's project manager for Nobel Calling.