Tomorrow at 11am (CET), the Nobel Committee will announce the winner of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement rounds out a week of Nobel Prize mania. Congratulations to Shinya Yamanaka and Sir John B. Gordon, joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012; to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland, joint winners of the 2012 Physics Prize; to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka, joint winners of the Prize in Chemistry 2012; and to Mo Yan, who was declared the 2012 Nobel laureate in Literature today. On Monday, Oct. 15, the announcements will conclude with the bestowing of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
To get you into the spirit for tomorrow’s announcement, here are 12 TEDTalks from Nobel Prize laureates.
- Leymah Gbowee, winner of the 2011 Prize in Peace, asks us to unlock the intelligence, passion and greatness of girls (2012)
- James Watson, winner of the 1962 Prize in Medicine, on how we discovered DNA (2005)
- George Smoot, winner of the 2006 Prize in Physics, shares the design of the universe (2008)
- Kary Mullis, winner of the 1993 Prize in Chemistry, celebrates the experiment (2002)
- Kary Mullis on the next-gen cure for killer infections (2009)
- Jody Williams, winner of the 1997 Peace Prize, gives a realistic vision for world peace (2011)
- Murray Gell-Mann, winner of the 1969 Prize in Physics, on the ancestor of language (2007)
- Murray Gell-Mann talks beauty and truth in physics (2007)
- Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Prize in Economics, brings the riddle of experience vs. memory (2011)
- Al Gore, winner of the 2007 in Prize in Peace, on averting the climate crisis (2006)
- Al Gore gives new thinking on the climate crisis (2008)
- And Al Gore warns on the latest climate trends (2009)