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VIZE 97 Prize was awarded to American physicist Nathaniel David Mermin

Each year, on 5 October, Václav Havel’s birthday, the VIZE 97 Foundation awards its international prize. The 2017 laureate was the eminent American physicist and university professor Nathaniel David Mermin. Nathaniel David Mermin received a traditional artefact Saint Adalbert’s Crozier.

Before the formal presentation of the Prize a public debate was held at the Prague Crossroads with the laureate and other distinguished guests. Nathaniel David Mermin debated at the Prague Crossroads with Michal Ajvaz, Ivan M. Havel, Roman Kotecký, Pavel Krtouš, Jan Sokol a Bedřich Velický.