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What Brought You to Science?

"Digging dinosaurs"

Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


"I couldn't understand why I should study"

Hiroshi Amano, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics


"I spent time taking apart television sets"

William E. Moerner, 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


"I used to like to play snooker ..."

Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


Awarded women

Women Who Changed the World

Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights - achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize. See them all in this video.


"I guess I'd have to start with Buddy Holly"

Bob Dylan recorded his Nobel Lecture on 4 June 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Listen to the audio here, or read the lecture.

You can also listen to Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture on SoundCloud


All Laureates on stage. Photo: A. Mahmoud. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2015.

Awarded for "the Greatest Benefit to Mankind"

Eleven persons were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2016. See a short presentation of them here.

2016 Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Numbers

Number 900

All Nobel Laureates

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations.

All Nobel Prizes


Number 49

Nobel Prizes to Women

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2016.

All Nobel Prize awarded women


Number 17

Youngest Laureate

Youngest Nobel Laureate ever is 17-year old Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

All Nobel Laureates by age
Number 90

Oldest Laureate

Leonid Hurwicz was 90 years old when he was awarded the 2007 Prize in Economic Sciences.

More about Leonid Hurwicz

Featured Videos

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

A Crazy Gamble Pays Off

A discovery made by Barry Marshall and Robin Warren turned an established medical theory on its head.

Watch the Laureates tell their story
Rita Levi-Montalcini

From Bedside to Bench

Find out why Rita Levi-Montalcini's Nobel Prize awarded research began in a bedroom in Italy during World War II.

Video interview with Rita Levi-Montalcini
Tim Hunt

How to Get A Nobel Prize?

Tim Hunt lectures on Lessons from a Life in Science: How to get a Nobel Prize to inspire the next generation of young scientists to make future scientific breakthroughs.

Watch Tim Hunt lecture
Martin Luther King Jr

"Peace Is More Precious than Diamonds or Silver or Gold"

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle for civil rights and social justice. He held his acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December 1964.

Watch the speech

Featured Nobel Laureates

Marie Curie

Marie Curie - Awarded the Nobel Prize Twice

Marie Curie discovered the elements radium and polonium. She is the only woman to have been awarded two prizes, one in Physics and one in Chemistry.

More facts about Marie Curie
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore - From Unknown to Famous

Fairly unknown in Europe at the time, Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore attracted western readers with his aura of mysticism.

Tagore and his India
Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner - Discovered the ABO Blood Groups

Human blood groups were discovered in 1901 by Karl Landsteiner, later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

More on Karl Landsteiner
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein - Not Only the Theory of Relativity

Although famed for his theory of general relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Questions and answers about Albert Einstein
Medicine Lauretaes John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser. Photo: A. Mahmoud. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2015.

Listen to Nobel Laureates

Meet the Nobel Laureates and get insights into what gives them their drive and creativity. Find your favourite among all 29 available episodes.

Nobel Prize Talks Podcast
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Monday 2 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday 3 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m.
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday 9 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Literature - The date will be set later.
Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).

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Gustavo Dudamel. Photo: Vern Evans/Los Angeles Philharmonic

Photo: V. Evans/Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel to Conduct the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert

Tickets are now on sale at Konserthuset.se.

More about the concert
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Who Can Nominate for a Nobel Prize?

No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. But who may submit a candidate?

More about the nomination process for a Nobel Laureate

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Information for the Press

The Nobel Foundation's 2016 asset management and earnings
2017-04-28

The 2017 Nobel Prize Announcements
2017-04-26

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Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. Photo: Alex Ljungdahl

The Nobel Foundation Annual Report

The Nobel Foundation manages the assets made available through Alfred Nobel's will for the awarding of the Nobel Prizes.
The financial management of the Nobel Foundation
The Nobel Foundation Annual Report 2016 (pdf)


Bust of Alfred Nobel. © Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prizes

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Alfred Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize.

Learn more about Alfred Nobel
Nobel Center, night view. © David Chipperfield Architects

© David Chipperfield Architects

Nobel Center - A New Public Building

Nobel Center is to be built on Blasieholmen, on a wonderful site along Stockholm's central waterfront. Through its broad public activities, the Nobel Center will invite people into the Nobel Prize's unique world of natural sciences, humanities and peace efforts and become a meeting place that inspires curiosity and creativity.

Read more about the Nobel Center


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All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

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In Memoriam

Alexei Abrikosov

Alexei Abrikosov Passes Away

Alexei Abrikosov, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2003 for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids, passed away on 29 March, age 88.

Biography of Alexei Abrikosov
More about the 2003 Physics Prize
Derek Walcott

Caribbean Poet Derek Walcott Passes Away at 87

Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1992 "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment".

1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
Video interview with Derek Walcott
Hans G. Dehmelt

Hans G. Dehmelt Passes Away

Hans G. Dehmelt, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1989 for the development of the ion trap technique, passed away on 7 March, age 94.

Hans Dehmelt's autobiography
1989 Nobel Prize in Physics

George A. Olah

George A. Olah 1927-2017

George A. Olah, George A. Olah "for his contribution to carbocation chemistry", passed away on 8 March, age 89.

Autobiography
Video interview
1994 Chemistry Prize