The scientific discoveries that are rewarded with the Nobel Prize are interesting but not always easy to comprehend. At Södra Teatern, members of the Nobel Committees that selected the Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine – Ulf Danielsson, Sara Snogerup Linse and Anna Wedell, respectively – will come to our rescue.


Afterward, comedian, actress and TV presenter Petra Mede will lead the audience in a tricky Nobel quiz.


The evening’s moderators will be Anna Sjöström Douagi, programme director at Nobel Prize Museum, and Gustav Källstrand, Nobel Prize expert and historian.


18.00 Stand-up cocktail reception with live jazz and light refreshments

18.30 Audience members take their seats

18.45 The programme on stage begins


Regular ticket price: SEK 190 | Student ticket price: SEK 150

The entire programme will take place in Swedish.


About the speakers

Ulf Danielsson is professor of theoretical physics at Uppsala University. His research deals with how string theory can be used in cosmology. He has written several popular science books, been a guest-host of Swedish Radio’s daily programme Sommar on the P1 network and appeared on the Swedish Television quiz programme På spåret. Ulf is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and its Nobel Committee for Physics.

Sara Snogerup Linse is professor of molecular protein science at Lund University, Sweden, where she conducts research on proteins that play a role in such diseases as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes. Sara is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and its Nobel Committee for Chemistry. In addition, she writes and illustrates children’s books.

Anna Wedell is professor of medical genetics at Karolinska Institutet and conducts research on the diagnostics of inherited diseases. She also does research on matters related to making changes in the human genome. Anna is a member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.  

Petra Mede is a comedian, actress and author. Since 2006 she has appeared frequently on Swedish broadcast media and has co-hosted on a number of major TV gala productions, including the Eurovision Song Contest, and has served as the Christmas programme host on Swedish Television. Petra was a cast member of Felix Herngren’s acclaimed and prize-awarded TV drama series Bonusfamiljen (The Bonus Family). On the live stage, Petra starred in her own production Den ofrivilliga divan (The Involuntary Diva) in 2016.