The Nobel Crystal Ball

You are cordially invited to attend the closed meeting “The Nobel Crystal Ball”, where only staff and students can be present. All other people interested in chemistry can be part of the event online by using the Zoom-meeting link: 

Auditorium 1 have the capacity of 193 persons, and you need to be seated to be able to participate. Due to the changing restrictions regarding Covid-19 we have to make reservations for the event to be canceled or solely presented online. You can get the update information about the event at this page.

Five scientists from the Department of Chemistry at UCPH try their hand at fortune telling, shortly before the Nobel Committee in Stockholm reveal the identity of this year’s Nobel laureate in Chemistry. Each speaker will nominate one chemist of international renown. In an eight-minute presentation, the speaker will describe the nomination, explaining what breakthrough deserves the honor.

“The Nobel Crystal Ball”  at Department of Chemistry is set to 1 October 2020, 17:00-20:00, Auditorium 1, H.C. Ørsted Institute, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Kbh Ø.


17:00 – 17:20 Meet and get seated.
17:20 – 17:30 The audience quizzes in trivia regarding the Nobel Prizes.
17:30 – 17:40

”Welcome” by Pernille Harris, Head of Dept. of Chemistry – “Why are we gathered and what is going to happen?”

17:40 – 18:40

Five professors present their nominees:  

  • Associate Professor Thorsten Hansen

  • Professor Morten Bjerrum

  • Professor Bo Wegge Laursen

  • Professor Jesper Bendix

  • Professor Mikael Bols 

Questioning panel: Associate Professor Kirsten Marie Ørnsbjerg Jensen, Associate Professor Michael Pittelkow and Professor Kurt Mikkelsen.                         

18:40 – 18:50

The audience on site and online cast their votes by mobile phone, choosing which candidate they think should be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

19:00   End of the event.

Pernille Harris, Institutleder

Cand. Scient., PhD