The Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded since 1901. There are now three new Nobel Laureates in Physics, three in Chemistry, one in Physiology or Medicine, one in Literature, one in Peace and two new Laureates in Economic Sciences.2016 Nobel Laureates
Watch the 2016 Nobel Lectures, Nobel Week Dialogue and the Prize Award Ceremonies live at Nobelprize.org, see the schedule below.
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Wednesday 7 December, 2.30 p.m. CET
As Literature Laureate Bob Dylan will not be present during Nobel Week, the Nobel Lecture in Literature will not be held.
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Thursday 8 December, 09.00 a.m. -10.40 a.m. CET
Thursday 8 December, 11.00 a.m. – 12.50 p.m. CET
Saturday 10 December, 1:00 p.m. CET
Gianandrea Noseda. Photo © Sussie Ahlburg.
The 2016 Nobel Prize Concert, featuring conductor Gianandrea Noseda, soloist Janine Jansen and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, takes place on 8 December 7.00 p.m. CET at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale at Konserthuset.se.More about the 2016 Nobel Prize Concert
Friday 9 December, 10.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. CET
Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and the general public will join in an inspiring discussion about "The Future of Food".
Saturday 10 December, 1:00 p.m. CET
Saturday 10 December, 4.30-6.00 p.m. CET
The Banquet takes place in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall on Saturday 10 December at 7.00 p.m. CET.
The Nobel Laureates take center stage in Stockholm and Oslo on 10 December, when they receive the Nobel Medals, Nobel Diplomas and documents confirming the Nobel Prize amount.More about the Award Ceremonies
Read some personal memories from the first ever Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on 10 December 1901, then located in the hall of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.Read the memories
Alfred Nobel left no explanation as to why the Nobel Peace Prize was to be awarded by a Norwegian committee while the other four prizes were to be handled by Swedish committees.Read more
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
Each Nobel Diploma is a unique work of art, created by foremost Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers.More about the Nobel Diplomas
The Nobel medals show the image of Alfred Nobel on the face. The image on the reverse varies according to the institution awarding the prize.More about the Nobel Medals
The Nobel Prize amount for 2015 was set at SEK 8.0 million per full Nobel Prize. Until 1968, in principle more than three persons could share a Nobel Prize, but this never happened in practice.More about the Nobel Prize Amount
"A once-in-a-lifetime experience"
Linda Buck, Medicine 2004
"I have many memories"
John Nash, Economic Sciences 1994
"I became increasingly nervous"
Robert Curl, Chemistry 1996
"It was wonderful"
John Fenn, Chemistry 2002
"I began to feel that this is real."
Reinhard Selten, Economic Sciences 1994
"We had an ice rink near the hotel"
Brian D. Josephson, Physics 1973
"It was truly magical"
William Sharpe, Economic Sciences 1990
Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations.
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2016.
Youngest Nobel Laureate ever is 17-year old Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.All Nobel Laureates by age
Leonid Hurwicz was 90 years old when he was awarded the 2007 Prize in Economic Sciences.More about Leonid Hurwicz
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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
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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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Dario Fo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 with the motivation "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".Biography
Shimon Peres passed away on 28 September at age 93. He was awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East".Biography of Shimon Peres
James W. Cronin passed away on 25 August, 84 years old. He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that the matter-antimatter symmetry is violated when the neutral K-meson decays.