MEDIA ADVISORY: Nobel Prize presentation ceremony for Yoichiro Nambu

Yoichiro Nambu, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the University of Chicago Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute, will be presented with the medal and diploma for the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics by Jonas Hafstrom, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, in a ceremony on Wednesday, December 10.

TIME: 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome - University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer
Replay of excerpts from Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm (Due to restrictions by the Nobel Foundation, this will not be available for rebroadcast)
Presentation of Medal and Diploma - Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom
Remarks - Yoichiro Nambu, "My Road to Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking"
Closing - Robert J. Zimmer
Expected duration: Less than one hour

MEDIA ACCESS: The invitation-only ceremony on the University of Chicago campus is not open to media. However, a live webcast will be available to the public, and live video will be available via satellite.

WEBCAST: A link to the live webcast will be available Wednesday at

SATELLITE FEED (begins 12:30 p.m. Central Time):
Satellite: Digital (Ku-band) Galaxy 17 Transponder 20 (Slot B)
Bandwidth: 9MHz
Uplink: 14395.50 (Horizontal)
Downlink: 12095.50 (Vertical)
Orbital Slot: 91 Degrees West

PHOTOS: Still photos of the event will be available for downloading, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m., at


Media Contact

Steve Kloehn
Associate Vice President for News and Public Affairs
Office of the Vice President for Communications, University Communications
(773) 702-8358

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