Ideas That Changed the World – Noble Prize Laureates at the University of Zurich

Throughout the University’s history, outstanding researchers at UZH have been transforming the world with their ground-breaking discoveries. From Erwin Schrödinger’s revolution of physics to Paul Karrer’s seminal work on the chemical structure of vitamins to Rolf Zinkernagel’s discovery of how the human body recognizes virus-infected cells, the work of our pioneering scholars has been recognized with no less than twelve Nobel Prizes.

In our twelve video portraits, we show how the achievements of our Noble Prize Laureates continue to inspire the academics and researchers of today.

Einstein & Co. – Zurich and the Nobel Prize

An eMagazine with videos, articles and images about Zurich's Nobel laureates was published accompanying the exhibition "Einstein & Co. – Zurich and the Nobel Prize" at the Stadthaus Zürich (2015):
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Talk in the Stadthaus with Rolf Zinkernagel and Michael Hengartner

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How do you win the Nobel Prize? As part of the program for the exhibition «Einstein & Co. – Zurich and the Nobel Prize,» immunologist Rolf Zinkernagel, one of the University of Zurich’s twelve Nobel Prize laureates, discussed with Michael Hengartner, molecular biologist and President of UZH, what the hallmarks of groundbreaking research are and how the world’s most renowned prize in scholarship affects the life of a researcher.
The podium discussion was moderated by the editors of UZH Magazin.