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Brandeis celebrates along with Nobel Prize ceremony

The Brandeis community watches the Nobel ceremony on a screen at Levin Ballroom.

As professors Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall accepted their Nobel Prize medallions 3,700 miles away at Stockholm Concert Hall, the Brandeis community held its own Nobel celebration with a livestream of the ceremony in Levin Ballroom Sunday morning.

Students, faculty and friends ate crepes, doughnuts, Swedish Fish and Nobel Prize-themed cookies as they watched the live event on a big screen. The crowd cheered and applauded when Rosbash and Hall were each individually recognized, and when Brandeis was mentioned during the ceremony.

In remarks before the 4:30 p.m. (Swedish time) ceremony began, Susan Birren, dean of arts and sciences, said the honor demonstrated the type of scientific research that takes place at Brandeis, and she acknowledged the undergraduate, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who have played a key role in Rosbash and Hall's historic research.

"It's an exciting day for Brandeis," Birren said.

Read more about the Nobel viewing party on campus.

Categories: Campus News, Faculty
Date: December 11, 2017