Theodore Roosevelt Park

AMERICAN 2018 NOBEL LAUREATES HONORED ON NYC PARKS MONUMENT

AMERICAN 2018 NOBEL LAUREATES HONORED ON NYC PARKS MONUMENT
Thursday, October 3, 2019
No. 89
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NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, yesterday joined Annika Rembe, the Consul General of Sweden in New York; Harriet E. Berg, Consul General of Norway in New York; Laura Sprechmann, CEO of Nobel Media AB; and 2018 Nobel Prize recipient Paul M. Romer to unveil seven new inscriptions to the Nobel Monument at Theodore Roosevelt Park.

The American Nobel Laureates of 2018, whose name inscriptions were unveiled on the monument, are:

William D. Nordhaus, Economics
Paul M. Romer, Economics
Frances H. Arnold, Chemistry
George P. Smith, Chemistry
Arthur Ashkin, Physics
Gérard Mourou, Physics
James P. Allison, Physiology or Medicine

No other country has been home to as many Nobel Prize recipients as the United States. Since 1901, when the prize was first presented, hundreds of Americans have attained universal recognition for their achievements in in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and for their efforts to achieve world peace.

The Nobel Monument was erected in 2003 in a joint project initiated and overseen by the Consulate General of Sweden and NYC Parks with the purpose of honoring all American Nobel Laureates as well as the founder of the Nobel Prize, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. The monument was placed in the park named after President Theodore Roosevelt, the United States’ very first recipient of the Nobel Prize. It is the only monument in a City park with the names of living persons inscribed.

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