Rita Levi-Montalcini

Mapping Scenarios for the Future

Longevity, kind robots, and breakthroughs that are impossible to predict. Those are some of the topics when six Nobel Laureates map scenarios for the future in a discussion about the genetic revolution.

Nobel Laureates Born in Japan

21 photos

Laureates born in Japan have been awarded 21 Nobel Prizes during the years: ten Prizes in Physics, six in Chemistry, two in Physiology or Medicine, two in Literature and one Nobel Peace Prize. Watch all the Laureates above.

Kaci Kullmann Five New Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

Kaci Kullmann Five succeeds Thorbjørn Jagland as Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

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Last Year's Laureates - Who Were They?

13 persons were awarded in 2014, two women and eleven men.

See all 2014 Nobel Laureates and why they were awarded

Information for the Press

Nobel Prize Dialogue premieres in Tokyo
27 February 2015

Press images from Nobel Week

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All Nobel Prizes

Between 1901 and 2014, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 567 times to 889 people and organizations. View the full list of Nobel Prizes and Laureates.

All Nobel Prizes

Malala Yousafzai

47 Nobel Prizes to Women So Far

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 47 times.

All Nobel Prize awarded women

Most Popular Laureates:


Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace Prize 1964


Malala Yousafzai
Peace Prize 2014


Albert Einstein
Physics Prize 1921


Kailash Satyarthi
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Patrick Modiano
Literature Prize 2014

Nobel Prize Nominations

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Who Can Nominate for a Nobel Peace 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 Peace Prize Laureate

Archive files

Nomination Archive Open

The nomination archive is now updated with the 1964 nominations. Search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations now revealed according to the 50 years rule.

Explore the archive
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi - Nominated but Never Awarded

Mahatma Gandhi, the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century, was nominated for the Peace Prize a few days before he was killed on 30 January 1948.

Read about the 'missing Laureate'
Geir Lundestad

Can You Choose Anyone for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Geir Lundestad, former Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, answers questions about the Nobel Peace Prize: the selection process, the most popular and criticized prizes and more.

All questions and answers

Alfred Nobel - The Man behind the Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel

Scientist and Inventor

Chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.

Alfred Nobel's life and work
Alfred Nobel and his family

Alfred Nobel's Early Years

When Alfred was five years old his father Immanuel, inventor and builder, moved to St. Petersburg. Alfred joined him a few years later.

Early years in St. Petersburg
Will of Alfred Nobel

The Will

In his will of 27 November 1895 signed in Paris, Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be used for prizes - in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.

Excerpt of Alfred Nobel's will
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Alfred Nobel Quiz

How much do you know about Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize?

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Educational Games

Diabetic Dog Game

Save the Dog

Help your dog to cope with diabetes.

Play the Diabetic Dog Game
Blood Typing Game


Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

Play the Blood Typing Game

Lord of the Flies Game

Lord of the Flies

Read the book? How much do you remember?

Play the Lord of the Flies Game

Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

Play the Laser Challenge Game

In Memoriam

Val Fitch

Physics Laureate Val Fitch Passes Away

1980 Nobel Laureate in Physics Val Fitch, who contributed to the standard model of particle physics, died on 5 February at age 91.

Video interview
The 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics
Yves Chauvin

Yves Chauvin,

2005 Chemistry Laureate Yves Chavin passed away on 27 Januari, 84 years old. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis.

Video interview in French
Charles H. Townes

Charles H. Townes Passes Away

Charles H. Townes, awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for the fundamental work that led to the construction of lasers, died on 27 January at the age of 99.

Video interview
Martin Perl

Martin Perl, Discoverer of the Tau Lepton, Dies

Martin L. Perl, professor emeritus of physics at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and awarded the 1995 Physics Prize, passed away on 30 September.

Video interview with Martin Perl