“A Nobel Laureate against Nuclear Power: Hannes Alfvén and the Public Image of a 20th-Century Scientist” Lecture by Prof. Svante LINDQVIST
|Date(s)||Friday, 4 November 2022, 5:00-6:30 pm|
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|Language||English (English-Japanese simultaneous translation available)|
In 1970 the physicist Hannes Alfvén was awarded the Nobel Prize. This recognition by the international scientific community strengthened his national status and critique of the Swedish nuclear policy. His resignation in 1980 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences illustrates conflicting views on nuclear politics which still haunts us today.
(Tokyo College Ushioda Fellow)
FUJIGAKI Yuko (Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo)
Svante Lindqvist (Tokyo College Ushioda Fellow) is a former President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He was the founder and first Director of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. He is a member of the Japan Academy and the American Philosophical Society. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, the University of Pennsylvania and MIT.
|Organized by||Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo|