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Nobel Prize winner to speak at LSE on the responsibilities of universities

Friday 9 May, 5pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House 

Nobel Prize winner Professor Richard R Ernst will be speaking on The Responsibilities of Universities Beyond Basic Research on Friday 9 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

A panel of speakers, including His Excellency Bruno Spinner, ambassador of Switzerland, will then debate the topics raised by Professor Ernst, looking at how different areas affect society.

Professor Ernst spent most of his scientific career at the Federal Technical University of Zurich, Switzerland, where he developed new methods to determine the structure of molecules. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1991. Now retired from scientific research, he is active in the public dialogue on the role of science in society.

This lecture is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

For more information, contact Dr Lutz-Peter Berg at the Embassy of Switzerland; tel: 020 7616 6089; email lutz-peter.berg@lon.rep.admin.ch| 

Notes:

More information on Professor Richard Ernst can be found on the Nobel E-museum website at http://www.nobel.se/chemistry/laureates/1991/ernst-autobio.html|

2 May 2003

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