Nobel Prize Takes the Spotlight in Singapore

A photo of Alfred Nobel's will, dated November 27, 1895.
A photo of Alfred Nobel's will, dated November 27, 1895.

Singapore’s ArtScience Museum earlier this month opened an exhibition produced by the Nobel Museum to highlight the world’s most celebrated recognition for impactful works in both cultural and scientific fields. Called The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing The World, the exhibition aims to shed fascinating insights into the life of Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize, the laureates, and how Nobel-Prized efforts continue to shape the world. Among items on display are Alfred Nobel’s will as well as discoveries such as the penicillin, and the magnetic horn invented by physicist Simon Van der Meer—all of which are put under the spotlight with a mix of interactive tours, documents, original artistic interpretations, and many more.

The ArtScience Museum is also working with A*Star and Cold Spring Harbor Lab to showcase the life and achievements of 2002 Nobel Prize Laureate Sydney Brenner, a major contributor to the development of science in Singapore. The exhibition runs through January 24, 2016, and is part of the Nobel Prize Series event in Singapore, a program consisting of a conference, lectures, roundtable discussions, and meetings, aimed to bring together ideas that inspire engagement in the fields of science, literature, and peace.

“Our aim is not to provide definitive answers, but to encourage people to ask more questions,” said Olov Amelin, director of the Nobel Museum. “In our exhibition The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World, we focus on all those discoveries that have changed everyday life. These discoveries have been made because people keep on asking questions. I hope we can inspire the Singapore audience to ask even more questions, and their curiosity will hopefully be boosted by the fantastic accomplishments made by Nobel Laureates.”

For more information, visit ArtScience Museum

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