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
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Frederick G. Banting
Medicine Prize 1923
Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace Prize 1964
Physics Prize 1921
Peace Prize 2014
Physics Prize 1903
The new Nobel Laureates take center stage on 10 December in Stockholm and Oslo, where the eleven new Laureates will receive their Nobel Prizes, and enjoy the Nobel Banquets afterwards.Programme for the Nobel Week
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
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
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
This year's concert presents one of the world's most respected conductors Gianandrea Noseda. The evenings soloist is the dynamic violinist Janine Jansen. Tickets are on sale at Konserthuset.se.More about the 2016 Nobel Prize Concert
9 December will be a day full of stimulating discussions about the future of food. Topics will range from a micro to macro perspective: How will what I put on my plate affect my health? How is our planet affected by our choices? The event will be streamed live here!
"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
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".More about the 2016 Physics Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220 000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people.More about the 2016 Peace Prize
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 was awarded jointly to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström "for their contributions to contract theory".More about the 2016 Prize in Economic Sciences
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
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
Although famed for his theory of general relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize in Physics 95 years ago.Albert Einstein's biography
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
No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. But who can? And how are these persons chosen?Read more about how the Nobel Laureates are nominated
Search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations 1901-1965.Search in the archive
Here you can search for a nominee or a nominator, and see how the nominations were made across countries.Explore the nomination map
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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.