Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer passed away on 26 March at the age of 83. He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".Biography of Tomas Tranströmer
Watch Tomas Tranströmer, one of the very few Swedish writers with an influence on world literature, receive his Nobel Prize at the Stockholm Concert Hall on 10 December 2011.
"I swore never to be silent". Listen to Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.
In her Nobel Lecture, Wangari Maathai acknowledged the countless groups that work quietly to protect the environment.
Watch Mother Teresa delivering her acceptance speech after being awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
For the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy has received 259 proposals.Read more about the selection of Literature Laureates
The Norwegian Nobel Committee received 276 candidates for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. 49 of these are organizations.Read more about the selection of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
Chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.Alfred Nobel's life and work
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
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
How much do you know about Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize?Try the quiz
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.
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 47 times.
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1980 Nobel Laureate in Physics Val Fitch, who contributed to the standard model of particle physics, died on 5 February at age 91.Video interview
2005 Chemistry Laureate Yves Chavin passed away on 27 Januari, 84 years old. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis.Biography
Charles H. Townes, awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for the fundamental work that led to the construction of lasers, died on 27 January at the age of 99.Video interview