For two days Aula magna was filled mainly by curious young people from Sweden but also from several other countries in the world. In Sweden, schools had the opportunity to send their most interested students, and on the stage there were three Nobel laureates including Frances Arnold Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2018, the discoverer of prehistoric Lucy, Carl Folke from Stockholm Resilience Center and several other researchers.

Molecular Frontiers started as a non-profit foundation registered in the state of Massachusetts, USA in 2006. In 2007, a second branch was founded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. Working globally, Molecular Frontiers also has hubs in Africa and Asia. The organization operates with a small staff and relies extensively on volunteer contributions and support from governments, industry, and other non-profits.

The Scientific Advisory Board, a group of eminent scientists including many Nobel Prize laureates, plays a key role in Molecular Frontiers. The board also selects the winners of the Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize. Each year, five girls and five boys win the MFIP for asking the most insightful and thought-provoking scientific questions. Their entries are judged by a jury selected from the scientific advisory board consisting of world-leading scientists including thirteen Nobel laureates. The prize consists of a medal, a hand-painted certificate, and a gift - so far this has been an iPad.

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Student were able to ask the scientists questions after the seminaries

 

Joanna Haigh, FRS, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London, England talks about climatechange

 

Text and photo Per Nordström