December 10 agenda: Nobel Prize ceremonies

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Thursday's agenda: Nobel laureates are honored in Sweden and Oslo, an Olafur Eliasson retrospective in Australia, slow food day throughout the world, among other events.

Nobel Prize ceremonies and concert
December 10-11
Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden

On December 10, Nobel Prize laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economics are being honored during an award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Sweden, and the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place in the Oslo City Hall, Norway, with this year's laureate, US President Barack Obama. The next day, a Nobel Peace Prize concert is scheduled in Oslo, Norway, hosted by American actor Will Smith.

Olafur Eliasson retrospective
December 10, 2009 - April 11, 2010
Sydney, Australia

Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art has sourced Olafur Eliasson artworks from galleries across the world to produce this major Olafur Eliasson exhibition. The show encompasses the Danish-Icelandic artist's career from 1993 to present and includes a number of large-scale installations, sculptures and photographs. Viewers will be able to walk through spectacular kaleidoscope-like installations and light-filled environments that embody the shifting lines between the artificial and the organic.


December 10 - December 13
Mumbai, India

COM-IT Expo is an annual Information Technology event based in Mumbai, India. COM-IT Expo showcases local and international technology developments and gives attendees the opportunity to discuss new ideas in the field of technology with their peers. Companies in the sectors of Consulting, Research & Planning, Networking, Peripherals, Enterprise Solutions and Computers will exhibit at the event.


Powerboating: Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, Dubai
December 10-12
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The sixth and final event in the Word Powerboat Championship series that started in April concludes by roaring across Dubai's tranquil coastline. Dubai will be of critical importance as the top two teams, Fazza and Victory 1, have pulled away from the pack but the championship itself is far from decided.

Terra Madre Day

December 10

The first worldwide Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2009 celebrates the Slow Food movement's 20th anniversary since signing the Manifesto in Paris, which started the international association. Small gatherings and large events will focus on locally produced food, from seed collection in Uganda to a Potluck Party with organic ingredients in Seattle, a rally in Bangladesh against fast and toxic food, and a ritual at church in Mexico.