Ask a Nobel Laureate on YouTube

October 20, 2009

STOCKHOLM, October 20 /PRNewswire/ — YouTube viewers worldwide have the
unique opportunity to “Ask a Nobel Laureate” a question on the official Nobel
Prize YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize). Awarded the
Nobel Prize in Physics 2006, John Mather, an astrophysicist from NASA, is the
first Nobel Laureate to participate and he will answer a selection of
questions from the online community.

Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Foundation, manages
The Nobel Prize YouTube channel, and disseminates content from their vast
archives gathered since the first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901. Besides
spreading information about all the amazing discoveries, achievements and
inspirational stories that have been rewarded by the Nobel Prize,
Nobelprize.org is now offering anyone the chance to pose their questions
directly to a Nobel Laureate via their YouTube channel.

With the assistance of NASA, John Mather, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2006
is first up. Dr Mather is the first NASA researcher to receive the Nobel
Prize, which he received with George Smoot for their discoveries regarding
the echoes of the Big Bang – providing extraordinary glimpses of the
beginning of the Universe.

Per Gunnar Holmgren, CEO of Nobelprize.org says, “The Nobel Prize YouTube
channel is an excellent forum to promote interaction with Nobel Laureates.
With John Mather in particular and his research about the origins of the
Universe, an array of questions can be raised. By increasing access to Nobel
Laureates, we encourage students, educators, researchers and the general
public to take this opportunity to communicate with John Mather.”

If you are in Stockholm, you can ask questions at the special YouTube pod
stationed at the Nobel Museum during October 20 – 24. Free admission will be
given to visitors who ask a question to John Mather at the Nobel Museum,
Stortorget 2, Gamla Stan.

Ask A Nobel Laureate, John Mather, on YouTube Oct.20 – Nov. 30:


For more information about John Mather and his Prize-awarded discovery,
visit: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2006/index.html


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