Trondheim 17.12.2015 : Åpningen av Nobelutstillingen på St.Olavs Hospital med nobelprisvennerne May-Britt og Edvard Moser. Nils Kvernmo fra St. Olavs Hospital og dekan Bjørn Gustavsson. Foto: Thor Nielsen

Nobel Prize exhibition opens

NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital devote a new permanent exhibition to Nobel Laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser.

“Before I die there will be an Alzheimer’s centre here on Øya,” said Nobel Laureate May-Britt Moser as she opened the Nobel Exhibition on at the Kunnskapssenteret at St. Olavs Hospital.

“We can accelerate it a little bit up and say before I die,” retorted hospital director Nils Kvernmo to an enthusiastic response from the Mosers and other attendees.

“We have great plans and ambitions for the time to come. This is just the beginning,” added Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser.

The Nobel exhibition is NTNU’s permanent recognition of the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 to May-Britt and Edvard Moser. A glass case on the second floor of the Kunnskapssenteret contains the famous Nobel dress that was specially designed by Matthew Hubble with pattern of grid curtain.

Copies of the Nobel diplomas and the two gold medals are also on display.

“Although I do not feel like I belong in a museum yet, I am happy to donate the dress to this exhibition. It’s a great way to say thank you to NTNU, the hospital and the city,” said May-Britt Moser.

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Björn Gustafsson, hospital director Nils Kvernmo and May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser all remarked on the importance of the interdisciplinary collaboration between NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital.

“The fact that these two brain researchers have trained as psychologists shows how different disciplines can work together to become internationally excellent,” Gustafsson said.