The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, a statesman, architect, farmer and inventor. In the spirit of Jefferson, we would like to invite the world’s greatest thinkers and intellectuals to share their personal experiences and ideas with the UVA community.
Every fall, a Nobel Laureate Scholar will be invited to the University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to speak to the community, and to meet one on one with students and faculty in their field. The visiting scholar will share their personal experiences in addressing the most challenging questions in their field, and their biggest and newest ideas. The purpose of the series is to motivate students and faculty to pursue excellence, increase researcher morale, and provide students with unique and valuable feedback on their work. The event will help enhance UVA’s global image as destination and a platform for great thinkers and ideas.