Nobel Breakthroughs

On October 6, 2020, UCLA Professor Andrea Ghez won a Nobel Prize in Physics for her discovery of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The next day, UC Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of CRISPR-Cas9, a powerful genome editing breakthrough that allows scientists to rewrite DNA in any organism, including human cells. UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter — a distinguished scientist and engineer, and member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering — welcomes the two Nobel laureates to discuss the science behind their discoveries, their current research, how they achieved world-class research results and the significance of their Nobel Prizes for women and youth who have a passion for science.

Closed captioning will be available in English and Spanish.

Pictured from left: Andrea Ghez, Jennider Doudna, Emily. A Carter (photo by David Kelly Crow)


Dr. Andrea Ghez
Winner, 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
UCLA’s Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics

Dr. Jennifer Doudna
Winner, 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
UC Berkeley
Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences

Dr. Emily A. Carter
UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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