Gustavus Adolphus College annually hosts the Nobel Conference


The Nobel Conference is held annually at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, according to the school. The conference aims to link a general audience with the world's foremost scholars and researchers in conversations on contemporary issues that are related to natural and social sciences.

Gustavus was founded by Swedish immigrants in 1862, and the school has continued to honor its heritage. As the college prepared to build a new science hall in the early 1960s, officials asked the Nobel Foundation for permission to name the building the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science as a memorial to the great Swedish inventor and philanthropist. Permission was granted in 1963.

For several decades, scientists from across the world have come together to discuss topics in science with large audiences. The goal of the conference is to bring cutting-edge science issues to the attention of students and adults, and to engage the panelists and the audience in a discussion of the moral and societal impact of these issues.

With the help of an advisory committee that is composed of Nobel laureates, the conferences have been successful in attracting the world's foremost authorities as speakers.  

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