Nobel Week Dialogue

On 9 December 2019 in Gothenburg.     

Into the unknown: Uncertainty, risk and opportunity.

We can never know everything; all of our choices have elements of the unknown. As individuals and as a society we face many risks and uncertainties, but these can also be turned into opportunities. Indeed, embracing these uncertainties may often lead us to better decision-making.

The 2019 Nobel Week Dialogue will discuss how we deal with what we do not know and accept that there are things we cannot know. Our speakers and guests will tackle fundamental questions about how uncertainty and risk affect our society, our culture and our daily lives: How do we evaluate risk? How do we live with uncertainty? What are the biggest risks facing society?

Join Nobel Laureates and other experts for a day of discussions on risk, uncertainty and opportunity.

Among the speakers are Nobel Laureates Françoise Barré Sinoussi, Steven Chu, Peter Doherty, Tawakkul Karman and John Polanyi. In total, more than 20 panellists will participate, including Helga Nowotny, Former President European Research Council and David Spiegelhalter, statistician, University of Cambridge.

Nobel Week Dialogue is arranged in partnership with Carl Bennet AB, City of Gothenburg, Ericsson, Region Vastra Gotaland and Volvo Group with support from the Carlsberg foundation and Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture and is organised by Nobel Media AB.

Free, full-day event at Svenska Mässan, 9 December

The event is live-streamed all day on 9 December on www.nobelprize.org. Join the dialogue by using hashtag #nobelprizedialogue on Twitter.

Be there. Discuss, learn and explore!