BBC World News Nobel Prize Special: Nobel Minds and HARDTalk profile this year’s winners

Date: 07.12.2011     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.10
BBC World News will broadcast two special programmes on Saturday 10 December to mark the Nobel Prize 2011.

In Nobel Minds, Zeinab Badawi talks to this year’s Science winners from the Kings Library of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, and Stephen Sackur interviews Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman for the HARDTalk special.

Nobel Minds

Every year at this time the Nobel Prize honours the world’s top scientists. This programme asks why so few of them have global profile with the general public, even though they make groundbreaking discoveries which improve and shape the lives of people around the world. The BBC’s Zeinab Badawi will be discussing that and more with this year’s science winners from the very special King's Library of the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

Nobel Minds Panel

Saul Perlmutter, Nobel laureate in Physics

Brian Schmidt, Nobel laureate in Physics

Adam Riess, Nobel laureate in Physics

Dan Schechtman, Nobel laureate in Chemistry

Jules Hoffmann, Nobel laureate in Medicine

Bruce Beutler, Nobel laureate in Medicine

Thomas Sargent, Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences

Christopher Sims, Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences

HARDTalk: Nobel

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been split between three women with exceptional lives. Both Liberians President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee have been pivotal in Liberia's return to peace after years of civil war where rape and sexual slavery were common weapons. Tawakul Karman has been at the heart of Yemen's protests which have forced President Saleh to step down in the next elections. All three talk to Stephen Sackur in Oslo about finding a voice in countries where, traditionally, women had few rights and little power.

The programmes will broadcast on BBC World News on the following dates and times (all GMT):

Nobel Minds: Saturday 10 December at 09:10 and 22:10, and Sunday 11 December at 02:10 and 15:10.

Nobel Minds will also TX on BBC World Service on Saturday 10 December at 11:06.

HARDTalk: Nobel: Saturday 10 December at 07:30 and Sunday 11 December at 12:30 and 20:30 (20:30 Asia Pacific & Americas only).