Thors Hans Hansson, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University and member of the Nobel Committee for Physics
Thors Hans Hansson, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University and member of the Nobel Committee for Physics

Stockholm University is for the third year in a row hosting a study visit for 27 students who are members of National Society of High School Scholars, NSHSS during Nobel Week 6-12 December 2015.

The mission of The NSHSS is to recognize academic excellence among high-achieving students from around the world. It was founded by Claes Nobel who is grand nephew of Alfred Nobel, which means that Stockholm is of special importance to his work. NSHSS gives members access to scholarships to support their studies.

Thors Hans Hansson, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University and member of the Nobel Committee for Physics
Thors Hans Hansson, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University and member of the Nobel Committee for Physics

This year the students are from the United States, India, Austria and Mauritius. They attend the open lectures by this year’s laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences, each year held at Stockholm University on 8 December.

In addition, they had the opportunity to meet Stockholm University professors who are members of the Nobel committees.

The programme also includes a sample of lectures held in English and a visit to the Bergius Botanic Garden, which is part of the University. 

Christina Moberg, Professor in Organic Chemistry at KTH and President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Christina Moberg, Professor in Organic Chemistry at KTH and President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Gunnar von Heijne, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Stockholm University
Gunnar von Heijne, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Stockholm University
Peter Brzezinski, Professor in Biochemistry at Stockholm University
Peter Brzezinski, Professor in Biochemistry at Stockholm University
Sven Lidin, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Lund University
Sven Lidin, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Lund University
Outside the Nobel Museum
Outside the Nobel Museum
Outside the Nobel Museum
Outside the Nobel Museum
Visiting Bergius Botanic Garden at Stockholm University
Visiting Bergius Botanic Garden at Stockholm University