Three Nobel laureates – Orhan Pamuk, Jean-Marie Lehn and Jean-Pierre Sauvage – have been invited by the West University of Timisoara (UVT) to the „At UVT, culture is capital!”s event series, scheduled Spring 2023.
„As a high-performing academic space, the West University of Timisoara assumes a major role in the Timisoara community, for the year of the European Capital of Culture, in 2023. The invitation of the three Nobel laureates to the UVT this year is part of a wider agenda, which the UVT offers to local, national and European culture lovers. The 2023 UVT agenda includes dozens of events, debates, conferences, workshops and valuable productions”, UVT dean Marilen Pirtea stated in a press release.
At the beginning of April, author Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature, is invited to a special meeting with the public in Timisoara, his first visit to the city.
Also in April, researcher Jean-Marie Lehn, laureate of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, honorary member of the Romanian Academy, will be present at the UVT. The French academician was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987, together with two other researchers, for his work in the synthesis of cryptands.
Researcher Jean-Pierre Sauvage, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2016), will be the guest of the academic community of the UVT. A leading figure in the field of chemical research, Jean-Pierre Sauvage was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry due to his contributions, together with two other researchers, in the study of a complex of two interconnected molecules in the form of a ring.
These events are part of the Timisoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture cultural programme, financed by the municipality of Timisoara through the Timisoara Project Center.