Didier Queloz (Nobel Prize in Physics 2019), photo taken one hour after Didier Queloz was informed he had been awarded the Nobel Prize. Credit: Nick Saffell. Copyright University of Cambridge

Didier Queloz, Nobel Prize in Physics 2019, on exoplanets and extraterrestrial life, 6 Nov 2020

Didier Queloz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 for “the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”

All Trinity members – Fellows, Past Fellows, students, alumni very welcome

On Friday 6 November 2020 at 7pm we will meet in central Tokyo.

Professor Didier Queloz, the most recent Trinity Fellow to be awarded the Nobel Prize, has very generously agreed to hold a video discussion with us.

Didier is astronomer, and has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 for “the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”

If you like to ask Professor Didier Queloz questions during our video discussions, best would be if you prepare the questions beforehand, so I can moderate the discussion to make the best use of Didier’s time.

This and our other discussions are published on Trinity in Japan’s YouTube channel


On Friday 6 November 2020 we will meet as follows:

  • 7pm- please arrive before 7pm, so that we can start the video discussion on time
  • 7:15pm – 8:15pm video discussion with Professor Didier Queloz
  • 8:15pm – 10:15pm dinner
  • nijikai

Cost of this meeting will be YEN 10,000 including Kaiseki banquet-style dinner and unlimited drinks from a fixed list, nijikai is extra. We will meet in central Tokyo.

Registration and prepayment until Friday 30 October 2020. I will send location details and account details for prepayment to those who register.

Given the Covid-19 situation we will follow all Government and restaurant rules on hygiene. If the situation changes and it becomes necessary to postpone I will notify those who have registered.

About Didier Queloz:

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If you are Trinity College Cambridge Fellow or member living in or visiting Japan please join us. To register, or for any enquiries contact us here:

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