Thomas C. Südhof, Stanford University School of Medicine, U.S.A. (Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013)

I feel that in a time where religious fundamentalism is growing both in the East and in the West, and where there is a danger that alternative beliefs and non-conformist philosophies are increasingly suppressed, science can be a neutral basis for communication and understanding. I strongly support The Science Bridge initiative, it promotes such understanding which is direly needed because the non-religious nature of science and its universal benefits allow everybody to participate. Nobel-400x4001