Relive the “Ideas” that defined the world

Nobel Exhibition, a part of Nobel prize series in Goa, opened at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy on February 1.

The exhibition showcases a century of creativity, where one can relive the works of Nobel Prize winners in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences.

The exhibition has five sections:

Introduction section introduces different categories of the Nobel Prize award – Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences.

Alfred Nobel section is an homage to the founder of the Nobel Prize Award Alfred Nobel. This section consists of belongings of Alfred Nobel which include his prized discovery of ‘Dynamite’, selected books from his library, his hat and his suitcase.

The Nobel Prize over the Decades section is dedicated to The Nobel Prize over the Decades. It tells the story of developments made within the different categories and also reflects other broader historical developments. The developments in the fields of science and literature had a more direct connection to historical events. Prominent exhibits are 1917 Nobel Prize for Peace to the Red Cross Society which was formed in 1863 by Henry Dunant, 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of transistor radio in 1948.

The Nobel Prize in everyday life section showcases discoveries, inventions, and works of literature that have earned their creators a Nobel Prize. It depicts the various devices which are used in our day-to-day lives such as, LED lamps, holograms, display monitors, synthetic fertilizers and various other discoveries in medicine.

The Nobel Prize in The Future section invites visitors to cast their vote for the issues the future Nobel Prize should be awarded by identifying areas that they believe are important to mankind’s future. It mentions subjects such as energy and climate, water and food, disease and health, how literature changes and creating a more peaceful world and more stable global economy to choose from.

(The exhibition is open to all until February 28)