Citizen Nobel | InScience On Tour

Stéphane Goël
Woensdag 24 november 2021, 19:30 - 21:45
Natlab, kastanjelaan 500

When Jacques Dubochet receives the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2017, his life changes. Out of the shadows and into the light, he is suddenly being contacted from all sides. What can he do with his voice, which is now being heard by everyone? How should he, as a ‘nobel citizen’, fulfill his responsibility as a researcher and human being? Then a speech by Greta Thunberg turns everything upside down.

This film is part of InScience Film festival On Tour in Eindhoven. It will take place in Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500 in Eindhoven. Prof.dr. Bert Meijer of the Eindhoven University of Technology will give an introduction about the ceremonies surrounding the Noble Prize and what happens after winning such a prize.

Language: English

The film shows how biophysicist Dubochet repeatedly appears on television, attends scientific events or a book fair. The director accompanies this 75-year-old scientist, recording his everyday life with a camera team. What happens to someone who is suddenly world famous? Dubochet receives numerous invitations every day, he is recognized on the street, teenagers want to take selfies with him. But very few people really understand what Dubochet was actually awarded the Nobel Prize for.


  • NOE-NOAH Award at Metz Film Festival De La Transition Ecologique 2021.
  • Golden Nymph for Best Documentary Film in the News category at Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo 2021.

“Citoyen Nobel (Citizen Nobel) is a moving and heartfelt “feel good movie” which reveals the vulnerable side of success and the desperate search for meaning embarked upon by a man who has never stopped fighting.” Cineuropa

Prior to the film screening prof.dr. Bert Meijer of the Eindhoven University of Technology will give an introduction about the ceremonies surrounding the Noble Prize and what happens after winning such a prize. In 2016 Bert Meijer attended the Nobel Prize ceremony with prof. dr. Ben Feringa.

Bert Meijer is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems of the Eindhoven University of Technology. After receiving his PhD degree at the University of Groningen, he worked for 10 years in industry (Philips and DSM). In 1991 he was appointed in Eindhoven, while he has part-time positions in Nijmegen, Santa Barbara, and Mainz.

He received a number of awards, including the Spinoza Award in 2001, the ACS Award for Polymer Chemistry in 2006, the ACS Cope Scholar Award in 2012, the Prelog medal in 2014, the Nagoya Gold medal in 2017, and the Chirality medal in 2018. He was appointed lifetime Academy Professor by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.

After the screening of the film there will be a Q&A with Bert Meijer.

InScience – International Science Film Festival Nijmegen

This film program is a collaboration with Natlab Eindhoven and InScience Film Festival.

InScience is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe. It showcases an overview of the best science films of the year. InScience offers a broad program, with talks, film debates, Q&A’s, meetings and expositions on the cutting edge of science and art.

At ‘InScience On Tour Eindhoven’, three movies + Q&A will be shown:

IMPORTANT: film will be shown in Natlab
‘Citizen Nobel’ will be shown in Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500 in Eindhoven. You can order your ticket via the black “order” button on the left-hand side of this web page. 
Please note: Because this film is shown at Natlab, their ticket prices apply (student ticket €6,50, regular ticket €10,50).

We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
You can find more general info about tickets, refund policy etc. here.

SG & USE registration
Please register your participation by scanning your student card after the Q&A when attending the film. 

More information about SG & USE regulation can be found here.

To attend this film, you will need to show:

  1. A valid admission ticket.
  2. A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
  3. Your ID.
  4. If you are a student, you also need to bring your student ID card.  The COVID certificate will be checked at the entrance. 

Further information about CoronaCheck can be found here.

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