Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures 2021

Thursday February 11 via Zoom

Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures and Symposium

On Thursday February 11, 2021 we arranged the traditional Celsius-Linnaeus lectures in memory of Anders Celsius and Carl Linnaeus

This year's lectures carried out digitally via zoom. Take part of the recordings of the lecturers and symposium below.

Next year we celebrate the Celsius-Linnaeus Lecturers 40th anniversary. We hope that we can arrange the lectures on site in Uppsala but also with the opportunity to take part of the lectures and symposium online.


Neil Lawrence, Inaugural DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge

Watch Neil Lawrence lecture Laplace's Gremlin: Uncertainty and Artificial Intelligence here


Melanie Sanford, the Moses Gomberg Distinguished University Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Watch Melanie Sanfords lecture New Synthetic Methods for Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation: From Fundamental Science to Applications in Agrochemical Synthesis and Medical Imaging here

Watch the symposium Challenges and Uncertainties in Health, Sustainability and AI here

An unholy alliance: Probabilistic priors for deep vision
Arno Solin, Assistant Professor in Machine Learning, Aalto University

3D electron microscopy as an important tool for developing new porous materials for sustainable society
Xiaodong Zou, Professor and Deputy Head of Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University

Physics-informed machine learning
Niklas Wahlström, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, Division of Systems and Control, Uppsala University

Reduction Catalysis for Challenging Bond Formations and Cleavages
Jan Streuff, PD Dr. Institutie für Organishce Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Watch the panel discussion with all the lecturers here

Take part of the whole Celsius-Linnaeus program on our playlist on YouTube

Contact and more info

For further information, please contact Hemin Koyi chairman of the Celsius–Linnaeus committee, and Professor at the Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University or Karin Thellenberg, Project manager at the Office for Science and Technology

Here you can watch and read about the previous Celsius-Linnaeus Lecturers


The Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures have been held every year since 1991. In 2015 the 2020 Nobel Price winner in Chemistry, Jennifer Doudna, was appointed as the Linnaeus Lecturer.   

See previous lectures

Last modified: 2021-03-08