Ada Yonath
Roger Kornberg

New Podcast: Roger Kornberg

This conversation with Roger Kornberg, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was recorded during the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative events in Gothenburg. Here he discusses the importance of language, the benefits of frequent failure, and how he developed the art of focusing deeply on a problem.

Listen to Roger Kornberg
Roger Kornberg lecturing

New Pieces of the DNA Puzzle

Roger Kornberg was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for for his studies of transcription - the process by which genetic information from DNA is copied to RNA. It is exactly the kind of "most important chemical discovery" referred to by Alfred Nobel in his will.

Watch Roger Kornberg's Nobel Lecture: The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription
Martin Chalfie

How Are Copies of a DNA Molecule Made?

In this game your job is to first make exact copies of a double-stranded DNA molecule by correctly matching base pairs to each strand, and to then determine which organism the DNA belongs to.

Try the 'DNA - The Double Helix Game'
Roll Back Malaria World Malaria Day 2009

World Malaria Day 2014

Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite. 25 April is a day to commemorate global efforts to control malaria.

More about World Malaria Day 2014

Mosquito Game

Malaria - A Triangel Drama

Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite.

Play the Mosquito Game
Ronald Ross

Discovery of Malaria

After years of experimenting och investigating, army surgeon Ronald Ross discovered the parasite causing malaria and was awarded the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

The history of malaria


Announcement of the Nobel Prize

Announcements of the 2014 Nobel Prizes

PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE - Monday 6 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS - Tuesday 7 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY - Wednesday 8 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE - Friday 10 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 13 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
LITERATURE - The date will be set later
Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).

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Mario Molina

"It Is Already Happening"

The vast majority of experts agree that climate change is taking place and that human activity has a role to play. ”The risks are unacceptable”, says Chemistry Laureate Mario Molina, who has chaired a new report on climate change. But the good news is that we can do something about it.

Play 49 min.
Martin Chalfie

"I Like Promoting Science"

As a student Martin Chalfie became convinced that science was not for him. Now the 2008 Chemistry Laureate enjoys spreading news of the social, collaborative joy of science to new generations. Here, he discusses the beauty of the scientific field of touch and why failed experiments mean making progress.

Play 44 min.
Elizabeth Blackburn

"We Just Know So Much and Yet We Know So Little"

People age biologically at very different rates, according to Medicine Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn. Here, she discusses how her scientific discoveries concerning telomeres transform the way we look upon aging, and as longevity increases over time, how we can look upon the elderly as a resource.

Play 49.min.
Eric Maskin

"Einstein Was Always One of My Heroes"

To master modeling is an art, says Eric Maskin. In this conversation, the 2007 Laureate in Economic Sciences explains how models can be applied to help tackle societal issues such as income inequality. He also talks about the beauty of mathematics and what it is like to live in Albert Einstein's old house.

Play 41 min.
2013 Nobel Laureates

Last Year's Laureates - Who Were They?

Eleven men, one woman and one organization were awarded in 2013.
See all 2013 Nobel Laureates

Riccardo Muti conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

2013 Nobel Prize Concert

Riccardo Muti conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme comprising Verdi, Martucci and Respighi.
Watch the concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall

In Memoriam

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez Passes Away

Gabriel García Márquez, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1982, passed away on 17 April.

1982 Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Lecture: The Solitude of Latin America
Excerpt from One Hundred Years of Solitude
Dale T. Mortensen

Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014

Dale T. Mortensen, awarded the 2010 Prize in Economic Sciences for the study of labour markets, passed away on 9 January.

2010 Prize in Economic Sciences

John Cornforth

John Cornforth, 1917-2013

John Cornforth, awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, died on 14 December. John Cornforth was and still is the only Australian awarded a Chemistry Prize.

Short biography
1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, died on 5 December. He was awarded the Prize together with Frederik Willem de Klerk for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime.

Short biography
1993 Nobel Peace Prize