The Nobel Crystal Ball 2022

The Nobel Crystal Ball

You are cordially invited to attend the open meeting “The Nobel Crystal Ball“.
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” 
October 4, 2022, 17:00-20:00
Auditorium 1,
H.C. Ørsteds Building, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Kbh Ø.

All are welcome to participate in the event – not only staff and students at Department of Chemistry, UCPH.


17:00 – 17:30 Meet and greet – Beer and soft drinks will be served in Auditorium 1
17:30 – 17:40 The audience quizzes in trivia regarding the Nobel Prizes
17:40 – 17:50

”Welcome” by Pernille Harris, Head of Department - Why are we gathered and what is going to happen?

17:50 – 18:55

Five reseachers present their nominees: Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Associate Professor Christian Marcus Pedersen, Assistant Professor Junsheng Chen, Postdoc Christian Dirk Buch and Associate Professor Nikos Hatzakis.

Professor Bo Wegge Laursen, Professor Mogens Brøndsted and Associate Professor Thorsten Hansen will make up the questioning panel.

18:55 – 19:00

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

19:00 –

Beer, soft drinks and cake will be served in Auditorium 1