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Nobel Prize Winner Heading To Sweden For The Award Ceremony

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VESTAL, N.Y. -

Nobel Prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham is leaving Binghamton for Sweden on Wednesday, where he'll officially accept his award at the ceremony on December 10th. 

Whittingham, a professor at Binghamton University, won the award for his work in developing lithium ion batteries. 

A full schedule of events awaits Whittingham once he lands in Sweden. He'll be talking to schools, giving a formal presentation about his research, attending the ceremony, and having dinner with the king. 

"It's going to be an exciting time, you know. We'll get dressed up like penguins I guess for a couple of days and then the big ceremony I think is going to be a lot of pomp and circumstance and then my wife and I and the other laureates will get to have dinner with the king the following night in a smaller setting," says Whittingham. 

The Binghamton community can watch the ceremony via a live stream at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies building in the Center of Excellence. The stream will be playing in one of the lecture halls at 10:30 a.m. on December 10th.