FGV welcomes Nobel and opens cultural center with exhibition about the prize

Fundação Getulio Vargas welcomes today and tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, a series of events of the Nobel Prize Dialogue and Nobel Inspiration Initiative - a global program that takes Nobel laureates to study and research centers around the world to get young scientists, the scientific community and the general public involved.
Institutional
12 March 2014

Fundação Getulio Vargas welcomes today and tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, a series of events of the Nobel Prize Dialogue and Nobel Inspiration Initiative - a global program that takes Nobel laureates to study and research centers around the world to get young scientists, the scientific community and the general public involved.

In these two days, the 2007 Nobel in Economics, Eric Maskin, will lecture about today?s most relevant topics and on the study for which he was awarded with the prize. On the afternoon of Wednesday 16th, Harvard professor Maskin will talk about income disparity in a globalized world, addressing the challenges of the Brazilian case and other nations. 

As for Thursday morning, at 10 am, the seminar conducted by professor Maskin will be oriented at undergraduates and graduate students of Economics from FGV and other institutions, and it will address the research on economic exchange mechanisms - for which he was awarded along with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson. The theory formulated by the three economists allows a better understanding of how markets work starting by differentiating the situations in which markets work well from those in which they don't.   

Both lectures will be broadcast online. Please click here to check it out.

Exhibition about Nobel Prize   

After Maskin's lecture, today FGV also opens its Cultural Center with the exhibition
?The Nobel Prize - Ideas Changing the World, held in partnership with the Nobel Foundation in Sweden.

Five interactive pavilions bring a collection of texts, images, artifacts, unique documents, original artistic interpretations and advanced techniques of major laureates. Thus, the public will have access to information about the Nobel Prize, its winners, inventions, selection criteria and categories, and may further learn how the discoveries awarded by the Nobel are part of our daily lives and comment about the future of the prize. 

This is the last chance for the Brazilian audience to visit the exhibition: after this season at FGV in Rio de Janeiro, it goes to other continents, and as early as May, it will be back in Stockholm. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and it will be on display between March 13 and April 19.

Please click here to learn about the Nobel Prize Dialogue and Nobel Inspiration Initiative. (in English) 

FGV's Cultural Center

The Cultural Center which will be opened today is part of the complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer especially for FGV. In December last year, the Oscar Niemeyer Tower was opened and will, along with the Cultural Center, expand the supply of public properties offered by FGV to the city of Rio de Janeiro, both in educational, cultural and business terms.

In addition to exhibition spaces and auditoriums, the Cultural Center will also will house FGV's Library (physical and virtual) and a study area with Wi-Fi.

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