After years of intense research and experimenting, Ronald Ross revealed the mysteries of malaria, the veritable scourge of many countries. In 1902 he was awarded the second-ever Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.Read the fascinating Nobel Lecture 'Researches on Malaria'
Global warming, deforestation, pollution, famine, environmental degradation: the world we live in has always presented a bewildering array of problems that urgently need our attention. Wangari Maathai thought globally and acted locally in her work for the environment and for democracy.Watch an interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai
Norman Borlaug contributed to a historical milestone which is referred to all over the world as the "green revolution" – work to improve the yield of grain production.Presentation of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize
In 1973, Chemistry Laureate Sherwood F. Rowland detected a grave environmental problem: that the ozone layer was continually depleted.Watch Sherwood F. Rowland tell his story
Depictions of the natural environment of Sweden were a principle theme in the poetry of Literature Laureate Harry Martinson.Read the article 'Catching the Dewdrop, Reflecting the Cosmos'
In order to recycle things we have to know what they are made of. Can you identify which object contains transistors?Play the Transistor Recycler Game
2001 Medicine Laureate Paul Nurse, awarded for discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle, explains the dangers of working too hard.
Medicine Laureate Peter Doherty on what makes a good scientist.
Oliver Smithies, 2007 Medicine Laureate, gives advice on how to stay healthy and creative.
Medicine Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn recalls receiving the phone call about the Nobel Prize.
Although famed for his theories of relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein his Nobel Prize.More about Einstein's Nobel Prize in Physics
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
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
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.
The foundation’s return on equity amounted to 15.8 per cent in 2014.Press release
13 persons were awarded in 2014, two women and eleven men. See a short presentation of them here.List of all 2014 Nobel Laureates
In 1838, when Alfred Nobel was five years old his father moved to St. Petersburg. Alfred joined him a few years later.Alfred Nobel's early years in St. Petersburg
An entirely new industry grew up, based on Alfred Nobel's patents and with Alfred as the initiator.Alfred Nobel's dynamite companies
In his will of 27 November 1895 signed in Paris, Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be used for prizes.Excerpt of Alfred Nobel's will
How much do you know about the founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel?Try the quiz
Help your dog to cope with diabetes.Play the Diabetic Dog Game
Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!Play the Blood Typing Game
Train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.Play the Pavlov's Dog Game
Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.Play the Laser Challenge Game
Have you read the well-known book by William Golding? How much do you remember?Play the Lord of the Flies Game
Tell us about your favorite book by a Nobel Prize-awarded author.Recommend a book
Can you find the hidden names of Literature Laureates in the ocean of letters.Try the game
Irwin Rose, 2004 Chemistry Laureate, died on 2 June, 88 years old. His research made it possible to understand at molecular level how the cell controls a number of central processes by breaking down certain proteins and not others.Biography
John F. Nash Jr., awarded the 1994 Prize in Economic Sciences together with John C. Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten for "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games", died on 23 May in a car crash, 86 years old.Biography of John F. Nash Jr.
Günter Grass, awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on 13 April, aged 87. "The rat has been awarded a Nobel Prize", he said in his Nobel Lecture.Günter Grass' Nobel Lecture: "To Be Continued ..."
Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer passed away on 26 March. 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