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Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel explores immortality with Jeff Koons

Events and Live Webcasts

Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine

Nobel Lecture in Literature

Nobel Lectures in Physics

Nobel Lectures in Chemistry

Prize Lecture in Economic Sciences

Jean Tirole, photo © Studio Tchiz/TSE.

Monday 8 December 2.00 p.m.-2.40 p.m. CET

Information about Jean Tirole's Prize Lecture
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Nobel Peace Prize Lectures

Riccardo Muti. Photo © Todd Rosenberg.

Nobel Prize Concert

The 2014 Nobel Prize Concert, featuring conductor Andris Nelsons, soprano Kristine Opolais, Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberge and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, takes place on 8 December 7.00 p.m. CET at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

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Nobel Week Dialogue

Nobel Week Dialogue

Tuesday 9 December, at 9.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. CET

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The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Norway begins with a trumpet fanfare. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2012

Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony

Wednesday 10 December, 12.50 p.m.-2.40 p.m. CET

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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

Wednesday 10 December, 4.20-6.00 p.m. CET

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Nobel Banquet

The Banquet takes place in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall on Wednesday 10 December at 7.00 p.m. CET.

Watch the 2011 Nobel Banquet condensed into just three minutes

Memories from the Nobel Week

Kurt Wüthrich

"A unique experience"
Kurt Wüthrich, Chemistry 2002

Linda Buck

"A once-in-a-lifetime experience"
Linda Buck, Medicine 2004

More memories

"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


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

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
Question marks

Test Your Nobel Knowledge - Take a Quiz!

How much do you know about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes, the Nobel Laureates and the prize-awarded discoveries? Test your knowledge in a quiz.

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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
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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?

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Educational Games

Blood Typing Game


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


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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

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

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
Gary S. Becker

Gary S. Becker

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.

1992 Prize in Economic Sciences