With photographer Peter Badge and Nobel Laureate in Medicine Louis J. Ignarro
Opening ceremony "Nobel Heroes" exhibition
Munich (main campus)
The TUM Center for Culture and Arts cordially invites you to the festive opening of the "Nobel Heroes" exhibition by Peter Badge. After the welcome and introductory words to the photographs of Peter Badge, Nobel Laureate in Medicine Louis J. Ignarro and Jürgen Kluge, Chairman of the Board of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Foundation, will provide insights into life's work and achievements in a conversation. The opening will conclude with a joint exchange and the opportunity to view the exhibition in the enrollment hall. Free Admission.
For the long-term photo project "Nobel Heroes," photographer Peter Badge has traveled around the globe since 2000. More than 500 encounters provided him with unparalleled insights into the world of those "who brought the greatest benefit to mankind," as Alfred Nobel put it in his will. One of those encounters was Louis J. Ignarro: At the age of ten, he was given his long-awaited first chemistry set, and two years later he blew up a section of the boardwalk in Long Beach, near New York, with a homemade firecracker. Decades later, he won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the mechanisms of action of nitric oxide (NO) - and thus gave mankind Viagra and Voltaren, among other things.
An exhibition of the TUM Center for Culture and Arts (TUM CCA) in cooperation with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Foundation and with the kind support of the Dieter Schwarz Stiftung gGmbH. The diverse offerings of the TUM Center for Culture and Arts create new perspectives by combining science with art and culture. The CCA is part of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning.