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Past Symposia and Speakers

Previous keynote speakers

April 8, 2013: Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics (co-recipient)

April 26, 2012: Erik Maskin, 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (co-recipient)

April 14, 2011: Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (co-recipient)

March 30, 2005: Carl E. Wieman, 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics (co-recipient)

Oct. 2, 2001: F. Sherwood Rowland, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (co-recipient)

Oct. 3, 2000: Jose Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Laureate

Feb. 19-20, 1998:

  • Oscar Arias, 1987 Nobel Peace Laureate
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate

Oct. 23, 1995: Arno Penzias, 1978 Nobel Laureate in Physics

April 1-2, 1991: Dr. E. Donnel Thomas, 1990 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 

Jan. 8-9, 1990: Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics

April 11-13, 1989:

  • D. Carleton Gajdusek, 1976 Nobel Laureate in Physiology
  • David Hubel, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Medicine
  • Franco Modigliani, 1985 Nobel Laureate in Economics

April 27-28, 1988: Elie Wiesel, 1986 Nobel Peace Laureate

March 1-3, 1987:

  • Rosalyn Yalow, 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology
  • George Wald, 1967 Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine

Feb. 24-27, 1986:

  • Linus Pauling, 1954 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1962 Nobel Peace Laureate
  • Lawrence Klein, 1980 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • Czeslaw Milosz, 1980 Nobel Laureate for Literature
  • Charles Townes, 1964 Nobel Laureate for Physics

Feb. 18-21, 1985: Adolfo Perez Esquival, 1980 Nobel Peace Laureate