To create a public art installation for the Main Library Plaza
to celebrate Boulder’s Nobel Laureates.
It will be designed to inspire and nurture a spirit of curiosity, wonder,
and creativity, particularly in the young and their families.
There is little public notice of a unique quality of our city.
Nobel Prizes are the world’s most prestigious awards.
Our citizen-scientists have won five Nobel Prizes in SCIENCE, and Boulder citizens made key contributions to the PEACE Prize of 2007. No other city in Colorado has won even a single Nobel.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Boulder Valley School Board
Boulder Valley Education (Teachers) Association
University of Colorado, Boulder
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder Chamber of Commerce
The Nobel Plaza Project Needs Your Contribution!
Donors’ names will be prominently engraved on the edifice, in two categories:
Contribute to the Spark Fund, with a goal of $70,000 for the artist’s fee
Contribute to the Lightning Fund, with a goal of $1,000,000 for construction.
Nobel Plaza early donors are listed at NobelPlaza.org
Spark Fund completed by December 2018
Lightning Fund completed by December 2019
Contact: Don McDonald, Committee President
Donation: 501(c)(3) tax deductible
Phone, or send check to: Nobel Plaza, 2440 Kohler Dr., Boulder, CO 80305
Nobel Plaza Committee and Volunteer Consultants
John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor, Honorary Chairman
Philip DiStefano, Chancellor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Stein Sture, Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Cindy Carlisle, Boulder City Council; University Regent, Ex-officio
John Tayer, President, Boulder Chamber of Commerce
Larry Gold, Chairman, SomaLogic
James Hurrell, Director, NCAR, Ex-officio
Robert Kamper, Director Emeritus, NIST Boulder
Alexander MacDonald, Director Emeritus, NOAA ESRL
Kirk Ambrose, Art; Ron Billingsley, English; Roger Briggs, Educator; Joyce Davies, Historic Boulder;
Kathy Ellis, Educator; Murray Holland, JILA; Cassy Matthews, Mugs & Wit;
Christina Pierson, Educator; Tarek Sammakia, Chemistry and Biochemistry;
Don McDonald, Physics, Committee President; David Hunt, Engineering, Committee Secretary;
Virginia Schick, Educator, Committee Art; Heather McDonald, Biology, Committee Treasurer