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We invite you to join us for a virtual fireside chat with esteemed King’s alumnus and Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Levitt, as we explore the question: ‘Are scientists our new superheroes?’.

In an age of disinformation and disregard of expert opinion, did the COVID-19 pandemic bring us back around to place greater weight in the opinions and advice of scientific experts? And will this influence last beyond the age of COVID-19?

Professor Michael Levitt (Physics, 1967) is a biophysicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2013 and is currently a professor of structural biology at Stanford University. He will be in conversation with Professor Sir Robert Lechler.

Join us for this one-off event to hear Professor Levitt discuss the role of scientists, what shifts he’s witnessed and what he thinks the future holds regarding scientific influence. You can also have your questions answered by Professor Levitt during the Q&A portion of the event.

Register here to join us live on Friday 23 April 2021, 10:30 BST / 17:30 CST / 05:30 EDT.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013