Today is December 10th, which marks the day of Alfred Nobel’s death, industrialist, inventor and creator of the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize is given in five different categories – the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to someone, who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.
2018 Laureates are Denis Mukwege, Congo, and Nadia Murad, Iraq, who are jointly awarded “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.
Each year, on this very day, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway – it is the only one of the five, which is not awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. Oslo City Hall hosts the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in which the annual laureate gives his or her lecture and is awarded the medal and diploma. The award ceremony is held in presence of the King of Norway.
We are honoured to announce that Oslo City Hall is also the location of our “Meet your neurology network” (https://www.ean.org/oslo2019/Meet-your-Neurology-network.3996.0.html) meeting on the third congress day of the 5th EAN Congress in Oslo! You can book your tickets (€5) during congress registration – use code XMAS10 for 10% off the registration fee (valid until 24.12.2018).
Another ‘fun fact’: the Speaker at the Opening Session at the EAN Oslo congress is also a Nobel Prize Laureate! Professor Edvard Moser – Nobel Prize Laureate for Medicine – will speak about ‘The positioning system in the brain’ at the Opening Lecture on 29 June 2019, from 18:30-20:00 in the Main Auditorium.