Vaud: People

A Nobel from Vaud

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, a professor at the University of Lausanne in Vaud, for his research on cryomicroscopy, an imaging method for the detailed observation of biomolecules.


Jacques Dubochet

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The Council of State received Professor Jacques Dubochet on his return from Stockholm, where he was awarded the Nobel Prize. On this occasion, the government offered him an automaton that François Junod, from Sainte-Croix, designed especially for him.

Video: The very special gift of the government council to Jacques Dubochet



Celebrity guests

The canton of Vaud is a dynamic area which for years has been a holiday destination or a place of residence particularly favoured by artists and celebrities from around the world.




Cantonal award of merit

The “Mérite Vaudois” was created to honour people not based on their fam but on their contribution to the standing of the canton.

List of people who have received this award



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