Brandeis celebrates our Nobel Laureates in Stockholm

On October 2, Michael Rosbash, the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and professor of biology, and Jeffrey Hall, professor emeritus of biology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms, the inner biological clock that regulates almost all life on the planet.

On December 10, Brandeis' Nobel Laureates received the Nobel Medal and Diploma from King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm, Sweden.

Nobel Ceremony Coverage

Michael Rosbash receives the Nobel Prize medallion from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf

Professors Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall honored at Nobel Prize ceremony

From the hand of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, Brandeis professors Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall each received an 18-carat gold medallion as recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the life sciences.

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Photos: Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall at the 2017 Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet

See the slideshow of Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall as they were honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Dec. 10 in a ceremony in Stockholm.

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Brandeis students viewing the Nobel Ceremony during the on campus event

Brandeis celebrates along with Nobel Prize ceremony

A campus viewing party for the Nobel Prize ceremony was held Sunday morning. Guests dined on doughnuts, Swedish Fish and crepes as they watched Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall receive their Nobel Prize medallions.

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Nobel Week Coverage

2016 Nobel Prize ceremony

Photo Credit: Copyright @ Nobel Media AB 2016 Photo Alexander Mahmoud

What to expect when you're expecting a Nobel Prize

For the next week, Brandeis biologists Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall — two down-to-earth academics who spent much of their careers in labs surrounded by fruit flies — will be treated like Swedish royalty.

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Man laying across chairs with eyes closed

The jet lag jag

We get jet lag when our circadian rhythms are out of sync with the actual time. If we ever develop a treatment for jet lag, it may be because it targets one of the fundamental, basic processes Nobel Laureates Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall discovered.

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Michael Young, Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall

Photo Credit: Bengt Nyman

Rosbash, Hall and Young answer questions about circadian rhythms at Nobel press conference

The Nobel laureates answer questions about what cures jet lag (spoiler alert: nothing but time) and how circadian rhythms work for those without sight.

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10 facts you didn't know about the Nobel Prize

Ever wonder how much the Nobel medal weighs? Who the youngest and oldest winners were? Whether you can find out if you were nominated? BrandeisNOW answers all that and more.

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Michael Rosbash on stage at the Karolinska Institute

Photo Credit: Annika Schildt '86

Rosbash and Hall deliver their Nobel lectures

Before a packed crowd of nearly 1,000 people who gave them two standing ovations, professors Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall delivered their Nobel lectures, thanking past students, acknowledging debts to other scientists, and heaping praise on the animals they used in their research — fruit flies.

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All hail the common fruit fly!

Most of us may regard the fruit fly as a nuisance, but it's been the basis of numerous scientific breakthroughs (and a number of Nobels) since scientists first began using the insects in research. Test your knowledge about the humble and vital Drosophila.

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A fruit fly sleep detection machine used in Michael Rosbash and Jeffery Hall's old laboratories.

Brandeis Nobel winners donate fruit fly sleep monitor to museum

In the tradition of Nobel laureates donating an artifact from their life or work to Stockholm's Nobel Museum, Michael Rosbash and Jeff Hall donated one of the earliest instruments they used in their research.

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Challah, lit candles and wine on a table for Shabbat

A very Stockholm Shabbat

President Liebowitz, Brandeisians and the Stockholm Jewish community gathered for Shabbat during Nobel Week.

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