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Gustavus Adolphus Celebrates 50 Years with the Nobel Conference

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Gustavus Adolphus College celebrates 50 years hosting the Nobel Conference.

For five decades the college has hosted the conference which draws about six-thousand people to campus.

This year's theme, "Where Does Science Go from Here," features 11 speakers.

Three of them are previous Nobel Prize winners.

Bill Heyman drove down from the Twin Cities, he says, "The biggest thing is learning from some of the top people in their respected fields to talk about topics that they've dedicated their lives work to. And often the presentations are done in a very down to earth way."

Bruce Gray has been to all 50 conferences.

And he says learning is what the two days is all about.

 Gray told KEYC news 12,, "Suddenly I had a record. I was at 30... 35 years.  I said I should just continue to show up. And I have all these years.  It's a wonderful conference. It puts Gustavus on the map and we are proud."

Today's headlined guest was President Obama's former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. 


--KEYC News 12