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Full Line-Up of Artists for Nobel Peace Prize Concert Announced

Steven Tyler, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Kahan, Laura Mvula, Gabrielle, Girls of the World and Bollywood will perform at the concert, hosted by Queen Latifah, honoring Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.

Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Medicine Laureate John O'Keefe: "I’m a Bench Scientist"

How does your life change when you're awarded the Nobel Prize? John O'Keefe, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, is just starting to find out. But he prefers relative anonymity and being in the lab: "If you take my equipment away from me, I might as well retire". In this conversation he talks about his early days in neuroscience, how he discovered the brain's 'place cells', and what the future of the field might hold.

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Main Nobel Peace Prize events - 2014
2014-11-05

2014 Nobel Week in Stockholm - Assistance to Media
2014-10-16

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel explores immortality with Jeff Koons
2014-10-11

2014 Nobel Week Coming Up

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

The new Nobel Laureates take center stage on 10 December in Stockholm and Oslo, where 11 men and two women will receive their Nobel Prizes, and enjoy the Nobel Banquets afterwards.

Events calendar


Nobel Medals

The Nobel Medals - a Work of Handmade Precision

According to the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation, each Nobel Laureate shall be presented with a Nobel Medal.

See how the Nobel Medals are manufactured
Roses

Thousands of Flowers Decorate the Festivities

Flowers from the city of Sanremo in Italy, where Alfred Nobel spent his last years, decorate the festivities in the Stockholm Concert Hall and the City Hall each year.

Watch a short video about the work with floral decorations
Table ware

A Glimmering Banquet for Many Guests

The tables at the Nobel Banquet in the Stockholm City Hall are set with meticulous precision and care and comprise no fewer than some 7,000 porcelain pieces.

Watch a short video about the Nobel Banquet preparations

2014 Nobel Prizes

The heart of the LED. Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2014 Physics Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".

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The heart of the LED. Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2014 Chemistry Prize

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".

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Grid cells. Ill. Mattias Karlén/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet Ill: M. Karlén/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

2014 Medicine Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was awarded with one half to John O'Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain".

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Patrick Modiano. Photo: Catherine Hélie
Courtesy Editions Gallimard Photo: C. Hélie. Courtesy Ed. Gallimard

2014 Literature Prize

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 was awarded to Patrick Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation".

Press release
Biobibliographical notes
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2014 Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2014

2014 Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

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Grid cells. Ill. Mattias Karlen/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2014 Prize in Economic Sciences

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Tirole "for his analysis of market power and regulation".

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Coming Up

2014 Nobel Week Dialogue

The Science of Ageing

2014 Nobel Week Dialogue aims to introduce new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ageing. A unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, experts and thought leaders will take part in the discussions.

More about the event
Short video about the event
Andris Nelsons conducting. Photo © Marco Borggreve Andris Nelsons conducting. Photo © Marco Borggreve

2014 Nobel Prize Concert Features Andris Nelsons

Andris Nelsons, one of the world's currently most sought-after young conductors will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at this year's Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December. He will be joined by soloist Kristine Opolais, soprano, and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet. Concert tickets are now on sale at konserthuset.se.

Go to Konserthuset.se
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Digital Nomination Archive Open

The information in the nomination archive is now accessible. 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
From a list of nominations for Martin Luther King Jr. Courtesy of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. From the archives of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Who Nominated Martin Luther King?

The first nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1963. Not until now, 50 years later, the nominators are revealed.

Read more about the nominations for Martin Luther King Jr.
2014 Nobel Week Dialogue

50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's Nobel Prize

Read about Martin Luther King, Jr. at Nobelprize.org:

Martin Luther King's Acceptance Speech (text and video)
Presentation of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Lecture: "The Quest for Peace and Justice"
Short biography
Book

Recommend a Book!

Have you read a novel or a collection of poems by an author awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature? Tell us about your favorite book!

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Nobel Laureates Facts

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

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


Alice Munro

47 Nobel Prizes to Women So Far

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 47 times between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Prize awarded women


Jean-Paul Sartre

Two Declined the Nobel Prize

Jean-Paul Sartre and Le Duc Tho both declined the Nobel Prize, Sartre in 1964 and Le Duc Tho in 1973.

More about the Literature Prize to Jean-Paul Sartre
More about Le Duc Tho
Malala Yousafzai

The Youngest Laureate

50 out of all Laureates were younger than 40 years old at the year of the award. Youngest ever is 17-year old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

List of all Nobel Laureates by age

Alfred Nobel - The Man behind the Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel

Scientist and Business Man

Alfred Nobel spoke 5 languages fluently at the age of 17. He worked as chemist, engineer and industrialist. He left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.

Alfred Nobel's life and work
Dynamite logotype

Inventor of Dynamite

In 1866 Alfred Nobel invented this new explosive material. An entirely new industry grew up, based on Alfred Nobel's patents and with Alfred as the initiator.

Alfred Nobel's dynamite companies
Will of Alfred Nobel

A Controversial 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?

Try the quiz

Educational Games

Blood Typing Game

Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

Play the Blood Typing Game

Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

Play the Laser Challenge Game
Diabetic Dog Game

A Drooling Game

In this game you can train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.

Play the Pavlov's Dog Game

TODAY'S QUESTION

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In Memoriam

Martin Perl

Martin Perl, Discoverer of the Tau Lepton, Dies

Martin L. Perl, professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics, passed away on 30 September, 87 years old.

Video interview with Martin Perl
Biography


Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer Passes Away

A tireless portrayer of apartheid

Nadine Gordimer, awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on 13 July 2014, 90 years old.

Nobel Lecture: Writing and Being
Watch Nadine Gordimer read
Gerald M. Edelman

Gerald M. Edelman
1929-2014

Gerald M. Edelman, awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for deciphering the structure of antibodies, died on 17 May at the age of 84.

Video interview with Gerald M. Edelman
Biography
Gary S. Becker

Gary S. Becker
1930-2014

Gary S. Becker, awarded the 1992 Prize in Economic Sciences for having extended the domain of economic theory to aspects of human behavior, died on 3 May, 83 years old.

Biography
1992 Prize in Economic Sciences