1991 Nobel Prize Ceremonies: Richard Ernst
Video shot by Weston Anderson in 1991 when his colleague Richard Ernst was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Ernst's work on the MRI was based on earlier theories and instruments created by Anderson. The video includes narration by Anderson as he describes the Nobel ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden and identifies people in attendance.
Footage includes many of the events surrounding the awards ceremony itself and several lectures or speeches given by Ernst. Most of the footage is of the Nobel ceremony and dinner. 1991 was the 90th anniversary of the prizes being awarded and so all living Nobel laureates were invited to the ceremony. Anderson also captured brief footage of a demonstration by Amnesty International protesting that Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, was not able to attend, and footage of St. Lucia's Day performances by a children's choir in his hotel. The last thing Anderson records is a mock-Nobel Prize dinner, hosted by students at Stockholm University, which parodied the ceremonies.
Also appearing in this video: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1991 Nobel Prize in Physics), Ronald Coase (1991 Nobel Prize in Economics), Magdalena Ernst, Alexander Müller (1987 Nobel Prize in Physics), Heinrich Rohrer (1986 Nobel Prize in Physics), King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Sylvia of Sweden, Nadine Gordimer (1991 Nobel Prize in Literature), Kiri Te Kanawa, Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann (1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine).
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Donated by Weston Anderson in 2007.
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Anderson, Weston Arthur. “1991 Nobel Prize Ceremonies: Richard Ernst.” Vhs, 1991. Weston Anderson Collection. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/qtr04l4.
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