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2014 Nobel Week Highlights

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  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi met the 2014 Nobel Laureates during his visit to the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.
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  • Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano showing his Nobel Medal during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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  • Medicine Laureates May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser examining their Nobel Medals during their visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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  • Physics Laureate Shuji Nakamura signing the questbook during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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  • H.R.H. Prince Daniel and Medicine Laureate May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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  • "Bridges of Stockholm" was the theme of the decorations at the 2014 Nobel Banquet.
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  • Dr Na Ji, spouse of Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig, and Medicine Laureate John O'Keefe at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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  • Literature Laureate Patrick Modiano next to Nathalie Tirole, spouse of Laureate in Economic Sciences Jean Tirole.
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  • H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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  • Nobel Banquet entrée: Cream of cauliflower soup, mosaic of red king crab, peas and lemon pickled cauliflower florets.
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  • The main course at the Nobel Banquet: spiced loin of red deer, carrot terrine and potato purée.
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  • Wild dewberries from Gotland flavoured the dessert mousse and sorbet, served with saffron panna cotta and brown butter sponge cake.
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  • Chemistry Laureate Stefan Hell and his wife Anna Kathrin Hell on the dance floor.
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    Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner, John O'Keefe and May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall.
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    Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • All Nobel Laureates assembled on stage at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
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  • Isamu Akasaki receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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  • Hiroshi Amano receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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  • Eric Betzig blows a kiss to the audience.
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  • May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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  • Patrick Modiano after receiving his Nobel Prize.
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  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi signing the guest book just before the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony starts.
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  • Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, delivers his presentation speech.
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  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi showing their Nobel Diplomas and Nobel Medals.
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  • The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Norway begins with a trumpet fanfare.
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  • Panellists Daniel McFadden, Sarah Harper, David Bloom, Eric Maskin, Andrew Oswald discuss economic oppurtunities of ageing at the 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue.
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  • "The Limits of Life: How Old Will We Get?" was the theme for one of the discussions at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue.
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  • Nobel Week Dialogue: The final session included six Nobel Laureates.
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  • 2014 Nobel Prize Concert featuring conductor Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet.
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  • The Aula Magna at Stockholm University before the start of the Nobel Lectures.
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  • Laureate in Economic Sciences Jean Tirole delivering his Prize Lecture "Market Failures and Public Policy".
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  • Chemistry Laureate Stefan W. Hell lectures about "Nanoscopy with Focused Light".
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  • William E. Moerner delivering his Nobel Lecture "Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy".
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  • Eric Betzig lecturing about "Single Molecules, Cells, and Super-Resolution Optics".
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  • All three Chemistry Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
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  • Isamu Akasaki delivering his lecture "Fascinated Journeys into Blue Light".
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  • Hiroshi Amano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the Aula Magna.
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  • "Background Story of the Invention of Efficient Blue InGaN Light Emitting Diodes" is the title of Shuji Nakamura' Nobel Lecture.
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  • All three Physics Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
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  • The hall at the Swedish Academy: everybody awaits the entrance of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Patrick Modiano.
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  • Peter Englund delivering his introduction.
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  • Patrick Modiano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the hall of the Swedish Academy.
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  • Patrick Modiano and his wife Dominique Modiano are congratulated by the public.
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  • The Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was crowded when the lectures started.
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  • John O'Keefe talked about "Spatial Cells in the Hippocampal Formation".
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  • Edvard I. Moser's lecture was called "Grid Cells and the Enthorinal Map of Space".
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  • May-Britt Moser lectured about "Grid Cells, Place Cells and Memory".
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  • All three Medicine Laureates assembled at the stage.
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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi met the 2014 Nobel Laureates during his visit to the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano showing his Nobel Medal during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Medicine Laureates May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser examining their Nobel Medals during their visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Physics Laureate Shuji Nakamura signing the questbook during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

H.R.H. Prince Daniel and Medicine Laureate May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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Photo: Niklas Elmehed

"Bridges of Stockholm" was the theme of the decorations at the 2014 Nobel Banquet.
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Photo: Helena Paulin-Strömberg

Dr Na Ji, spouse of Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig, and Medicine Laureate John O'Keefe at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Literature Laureate Patrick Modiano next to Nathalie Tirole, spouse of Laureate in Economic Sciences Jean Tirole.
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Photo: Niklas Elmehed

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Nobel Banquet entrée: Cream of cauliflower soup, mosaic of red king crab, peas and lemon pickled cauliflower florets.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

The main course at the Nobel Banquet: spiced loin of red deer, carrot terrine and potato purée.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

Wild dewberries from Gotland flavoured the dessert mousse and sorbet, served with saffron panna cotta and brown butter sponge cake.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

Chemistry Laureate Stefan Hell and his wife Anna Kathrin Hell on the dance floor.
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Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner, John O'Keefe and May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

All Nobel Laureates assembled on stage at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Isamu Akasaki receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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Hiroshi Amano receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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Eric Betzig blows a kiss to the audience.
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May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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Patrick Modiano after receiving his Nobel Prize.
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Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi signing the guest book just before the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony starts.
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Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, delivers his presentation speech.
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Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi showing their Nobel Diplomas and Nobel Medals.
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The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Norway begins with a trumpet fanfare.
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Panellists Daniel McFadden, Sarah Harper, David Bloom, Eric Maskin, Andrew Oswald discuss economic oppurtunities of ageing at the 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue.
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"The Limits of Life: How Old Will We Get?" was the theme for one of the discussions at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue.
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Nobel Week Dialogue: The final session included six Nobel Laureates.
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2014 Nobel Prize Concert featuring conductor Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

The Aula Magna at Stockholm University before the start of the Nobel Lectures.
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Laureate in Economic Sciences Jean Tirole delivering his Prize Lecture "Market Failures and Public Policy".
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Chemistry Laureate Stefan W. Hell lectures about "Nanoscopy with Focused Light".
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William E. Moerner delivering his Nobel Lecture "Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy".
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Eric Betzig lecturing about "Single Molecules, Cells, and Super-Resolution Optics".
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All three Chemistry Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
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Isamu Akasaki delivering his lecture "Fascinated Journeys into Blue Light".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Hiroshi Amano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the Aula Magna.
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"Background Story of the Invention of Efficient Blue InGaN Light Emitting Diodes" is the title of Shuji Nakamura' Nobel Lecture.
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All three Physics Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
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The hall at the Swedish Academy: everybody awaits the entrance of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Patrick Modiano.
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Peter Englund delivering his introduction.
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Patrick Modiano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the hall of the Swedish Academy.
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Patrick Modiano and his wife Dominique Modiano are congratulated by the public.
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The Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was crowded when the lectures started.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

John O'Keefe talked about "Spatial Cells in the Hippocampal Formation".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Edvard I. Moser's lecture was called "Grid Cells and the Enthorinal Map of Space".
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May-Britt Moser lectured about "Grid Cells, Place Cells and Memory".
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All three Medicine Laureates assembled at the stage.
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Information for the Press

Press images from Nobel Week

Table of Honour - The Nobel Banquet 2014

The Nobel Week in Stockholm

Nobel Week 2014 (pdf)

Creativity and Creators Surrounding the Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize Dialogue Premieres in Tokyo

Experience the Magic of the Nobel Festivities!

The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony took place in Oslo City Hall.

Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony

The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony took place in the Oslo City Hall, Norway.
Video of the Ceremony
Speech to the Peace Prize Laureates
Nobel Lecture by Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Diploma
Nobel Lecture by Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Diploma


An overview of the 2012 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2012. Photo: Alex Ljungdahl.

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place in the Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden.
Video of the Ceremony
Speech by Carl-Henrik Heldin
Program
Speech to the Physics Laureates
Speech to the Chemistry Laureates
Speech to the Medicine Laureates
Speech to the Literature Laureate
Speech to the Economic Sciences Laureate


The Nobel Banquet Menu

Nobel Banquet

The Banquet took place in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, Sweden.
Video clips from the Nobel Banquet
Program
Table of Honour
Banquet Menu
Nobel Laureates' Banquet Speeches
Shuji Nakamura
Stefan W. Hell
John O'Keefe
Patrick Modiano
Jean Tirole


2014 Physics Prize

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

Filling the World with New Light

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura.

More about the Physics Prize
Isamu Akasaki's Nobel Diploma

A Work of Art in Miniature

The prize awarders decide the design of the Nobel Diplomas. Each diploma is a unique work of art.

Have a look at Isamu Akasaki's diploma


Hiroshi Amano

"When I was a child, I could not understand why I should study"

In this interview, Hiroshi Amano explains what brought him to science.

Watch the interview clip


Shuji Nakamura lecturing

"I had no confidence in inventing the blue LED, I just wanted my PhD"

In his Nobel Lecture, Shuji Nakamura gave the background story of his invention.

Watch the lecture


2014 Chemistry Prize

The principles of STED-microscopy. Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Optical Microscope Became a Nanoscope

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner.

More about the Chemistry Prize

Eric Betzig lecturing

"We knew we had to work fast"

Eric Betzig dedicated his Nobel Lecture about super-resolution optics to "all people taking risks but in the end failed".

Watch the lecture

Stefan W. Hell

"What I discovered is that you can overcome this barrier"

Watch Stefan W. Hell give a short and simple explanation of the fluorescence microscope.

Watch the interview clip

William E. Moerner

"A single molecule is incredibly tiny"

William E. Moerner describes his Nobel Prize awarded work in easy-to-understand terms.

Watch the interview clip

2014 Medicine Prize

Grid cells. Ill. Mattias Karlen/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

A Positioning System, an "Inner GPS"

The 2014 Medicine Prize was awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser.

More about the Medicine Prize
John O'Keefe

"The cognitive map is how we know where we are"

John O'Keefe describes his Nobel Prize awarded work in easy-to-understand terms.

Watch the interview clip

May-Britt Moser

"In love with science"

In this conversation May-Britt Moser talks about the pure joy of exploring the connection between behaviour and the brain.

Edvard I. Moser lecturing

"Even on work that hasn't even been done"

In his Nobel Lecture, Edvard I. Moser described his research, and revealed news from his work today.

Watch the lecture

2014 Literature Prize

Patrick Modiano.

"for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 was awarded to Patrick Modiano.

Biobibliographical notes
Patrick Modiano reading

"Missing, a young girl, Dora Bruder, age 15"

Memory, identity and time are central themes for Patrick Modiano. Read, or listen to, an excerpt from his book Dora Bruder.

Excerpt from the book

Patrick Modiano's Nobel Diploma

Designs Related to Each Laureate

In the Nobel Diplomas, the artists try to summarize something of the atmosphere and character of each author's works.

Have a closer look at Patrick Modiano's diploma

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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2014 Peace Prize

Child labour. By Shanjoy CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Photo: Shanjoy via Wikimedaia Commons

A Common Struggle for Education and against Extremism

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai.

More about the Peace Prize
Kailash Satyarthi lecturing

"Let us democratise knowledge"

In his Nobel Lecture, Kailash Satyarthi, called for "a march from exploitation to education, from poverty to shared prosperity, a march from slavery to liberty, and a march from violence to peace."

Watch or read the lecture

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"This award is not just for me"

Malala Yousafzai dedicated her Peace Prize to "those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change."

Watch or read the lecture

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"When I was giving my Nobel Lecture I lost my manuscript"

In this interview clip, Kailash Satyarthi shares som memorable moments from the Nobel Days in Oslo, Norway.

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Monopoly. Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Market Power and Regulation

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Tirole.

More about the Prize in Economic Sciences
Jean Tirole

"I didn't know anything about economics"

Jean Tirole talks about what brought him to study economics: the combination of the rigorous mathematics and the human aspect of social sciences.

Watch the interview clip

Jean Tirole delivering his banquet speech

"Humility is not easy to preserve when receiving such a prestigious award"

Read Jean Tirole's speech from the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Read the speech

Jean Tirole's diploma

The Diploma for Economic Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for the Physics and Chemistry diplomas, and since 1969 also for the Economic Sciences diploma.

Have a look at Jean Tireole's diploma

Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Nobel Prize Concert Featured Andris Nelsons

The 2014 Nobel Prize Concert, featuring conductor Andris Nelsons, soprano Kristine Opolais, trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

More about the concert


Nobel Week Dialogue

Nobel Week Dialogue - The Age to Come

Audiences across the globe joined Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, experts and thought leaders in a dialogue on the scientific and cultural implications of our ageing world.

Watch videos, facts, photos and comments from the event


What Do the Nobel Laureates Receive?

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The Nobel Diplomas

Each Nobel Diploma is a unique work of art, created by foremost Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers.

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Nobel medal

The Nobel Medals

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
Money

The Prize Amount

The Nobel Prize amount for 2013 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

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 Inventor

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
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

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?

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Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

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Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

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A Drooling Game

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

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