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Remembering Dario Fo

Dario Fo was born on 24 March 1926. He was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature with the motivation "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden". He passed away on 13 October 2016.

Dario Fo .

"They were the old storytellers, the master glass-blowers who taught me and other children the craftsmanship, the art, of spinning fantastic yarns. We would listen to them, bursting with laughter ..."



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.


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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
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Ulrika Bergman appointed new Chief Investment Officer at the Nobel Foundation
2017-03-08

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Nobel Laureates Facts

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All Nobel Laureates

Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations.

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Pierre and Marie Curie

Nobel Prize Awarded Organizations

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 26 times to organizations.

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Alice Munro

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


Malala Yousafzai

Youngest Laureate

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

All Nobel Laureates by age

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.

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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.

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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

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Wangari Maathai

They Unlocked the Secrets of Our Cells

This documentary recognises four of the 2012 Nobel Laureates whose discoveries has have led to huge leaps forward in the understanding of medical research.


Mother Teresa

"The Poorest of the Poor Are Our Brothers and Our Sisters"

Watch Mother Teresa delivering her acceptance speech after being awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.


Elie Wiesel

"This Honor Belongs to All the Survivors "

"I swore never to be silent". Listen to Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.


John Nash

"I Knew I Had a Good Idea"

In this interview, John Nash, 1994 Laureate in Economic Sciences, talks about the impact the Prize had on his life, his talent for mathematics as a child, and shares his thoughts about the movie on his life, A Beautiful Mind.


Nobel Prize Nominations

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2017 Peace Prize Nominations

The Norwegian Nobel Committee received 318 candidates for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 103 of these are organizations.

Read more about the selection of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

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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?

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Geir Lundestad

The Nomination Process for the Peace Prize

Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, answers questions about the nomination of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

Questions & Answers
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'
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© 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.

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© David Chipperfield Architects

A New Home for the Nobel Prize

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.

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Save the Dog

Help your dog to cope with diabetes.

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Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

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A Drooling Game

Train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.

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All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

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Lord of the Flies

Have you read the well-known book by William Golding? How much do you remember?

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Laser Challenge Game

Find the Authors!

Can you find the hidden names of Literature Laureates in the ocean of letters.

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Books

Book Tips

Tell us about your favorite book by a Nobel Prize-awarded author.

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In Memoriam

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

Kenneth J. Arrow.

Kenneth J. Arrow Passes Away

Kenneth J. Arrow, awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences 1972 for contributions to the renewal of the general equilibrium theory, passed away on 21 February, age 95.

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1972 Prize in Economic Sciences