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50th Nobel Prize Anniversary Ethology Colloquium

12.12.2023 15:00 - 19:30

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded in 1973 to Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch for their pioneering contributions to the field of Ethology, the Konrad Lorenz Research Center invites you to the "50th Nobel Prize Anniversary Ethology Colloquium".

The 50th Nobel Prize Anniversary Ethology Colloquium

This event serves as a tribute to the lasting impact of the pioneering work in ethology that Lorenz, Tinbergen and von Frisch accomplished during their lifetimes.

Date and Venue

  • Date: December 12, 2023
  • Time: 15:00 - 19:30
  • Location: University of Vienna Biology Building (UBB) HS1


Event Highlights

The 50th Nobel Prize Anniversary Ethology Colloquium promises an engaging and enlightening afternoon, featuring three keynote lectures:

  • Lorenz Lecture: Presented by Amanda Seed, University of St Andrews
  • Tinbergen Lecture: Presented by Margaret Crofoot, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • von Frisch Lecture: Presented by Lars Chittka, Queen Mary University of London

Each of these keynote lectures will last 40-45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute discussion, and will provide a deep dive into the fascinating world of ethology. In addition to the lectures, the event will feature a poster session, providing a platform for students and research labs to showcase their latest findings. It's an ideal opportunity to network with peers, exchange ideas and foster collaborations.


Program Schedule:

  • 15:00: Introduction and Welcome
  • 15:15: Talk 1
  • 16:00: Discussion
  • 16:15: Talk 2
  • 17:00: Discussion
  • 17:15: Break with posters in the hallway
  • 18:15: Talk 3
  • 19:00: Discussion
  • 19:15: Wrap Up