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Rudolph Marcus

Happy Birthday Chemistry Laureate Rudolph Marcus!

From 1956 to 1965 Rudolph Marcus developed a theory for electron transfer - a work which has greatly stimulated experimental developments in chemistry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1992. On 21 July, he celebrates his 94th birthday. As a child, he enjoyed mathematics and jig saw puzzles. Listen to his recollection of childhood memories.

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"The Chinese Government bears a heavy responsibility for his premature death"

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo passed away on 13 July 2017. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has received the news of his death with regret and great sadness.

Read the statement by Ms Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
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The date and time for the announcements of the recipients of the Nobel Prize and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel are now set.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Monday 2 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday 3 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m.
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday 9 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Literature - The date will be set later.

Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).

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Nobel Laureates Facts

May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

All Nobel Laureates

Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded to 911 people and organizations. See the full list!

All Nobel Prizes
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Nobel Prize Awarded Organizations

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 26 times to organizations.

See the list of awarded organizations
Alice Munro

Nobel Prizes to Women

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2016.

All Nobel Prize awarded women


Malala Yousafzai

Youngest Laureate

Youngest Nobel Laureate ever is Malala Yousafzai. She was 17 years old when she was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

All Nobel Laureates by age

Summer Listening: Nobel Lectures

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence"

Here, Toni Morrison, 1993 Literature Laureate, talks about the power of language, and that it's important that we all take responsibility for it, as "it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference - the way in which we are like no other life."

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"Every single child matters"

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Sathyarthi's vision is to put an end to child labour. At grass-root level he has achieved the release of some 80,000 children so far. His Nobel Lecture is a call for action: "Today it is time for every child to have the right to life". The lecture starts with some pieces in Hindi.

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Featured Nobel Laureates

Marie Curie

Marie Curie - Awarded the Nobel Prize Twice

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
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore - From Unknown to Famous

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
Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner - Discovered the ABO Blood Groups

Human blood groups were discovered in 1901 by Karl Landsteiner, later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

More on Karl Landsteiner
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein - Not Only the Theory of Relativity

Although famed for his theory of general relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Questions and answers about Albert Einstein

Featured Videos

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

A Crazy Gamble Pays Off

A discovery made by Barry Marshall and Robin Warren turned an established medical theory on its head. Here, they tell their story.


Rita Levi-Montalcini

From Bedside to Bench

Find out why Rita Levi-Montalcini's Nobel Prize awarded research began in a bedroom in Italy during World War II.


Tim Hunt

How to Get A Nobel Prize?

Tim Hunt lectures on Lessons from a Life in Science: How to get a Nobel Prize to inspire the next generation of young scientists to make future scientific breakthroughs.


Wangari Maathai

Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells

This documentary recognises four of the 2012 Nobel Laureates whose discoveries has have led to huge leaps forward in the understanding of medical research.


Martin Luther King Jr

"Peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold"

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle for civil rights and social justice. Watch his acceptance speech.


Mother Teresa

"The poorest of the poor are our brothers and our sisters"

Watch Mother Teresa delivering her acceptance speech after being awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.


Elie Wiesel

"This honor belongs to all the survivors "

"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.


John Nash

"I knew I had a good idea"

In this interview, John Nash, 1994 Laureate in Economic Sciences, talks about the impact the Prize had on his life, his talent for mathematics as a child, and shares his thoughts about the movie on his life, A Beautiful Mind.


"I guess I'd have to start with Buddy Holly"

Bob Dylan recorded his Nobel Lecture on 4 June 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Listen to the audio here, or read the lecture.


Awarded women

Women Who Changed the World

Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights - achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize. See them all in this video.


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Who Can Nominate for a Nobel Prize?

No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. But who may submit a candidate?

More about the nomination process for a Nobel Laureate

All Laureates on stage. Photo: A. Mahmoud. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2015.

Awarded for "the Greatest Benefit to Mankind"

Eleven persons were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2016. See a short presentation of them here.

2016 Nobel Laureates
Gustavo Dudamel. Photo: Vern Evans/Los Angeles Philharmonic

Photo: V. Evans/Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel to Conduct the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert

Tickets are now on sale at Konserthuset.se.

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Join the Nobel Teacher Summit

Nobel Laureates and hundreds of distinguished colleagues will discuss the role of science in schools, teacher development and the unifying force of humanism at the Nobel Teacher Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, on 6 October.

More about the Nobel Teacher Summit
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Information for the Press

The Nobel Foundation's 2016 asset management and earnings
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The 2017 Nobel Prize Announcements
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The Nobel Foundation Annual Report

The Nobel Foundation manages the assets made available through Alfred Nobel's will for the awarding of the Nobel Prizes.
The financial management of the Nobel Foundation
The Nobel Foundation Annual Report 2016 (pdf)


Bust of Alfred Nobel. © Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prizes

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Alfred Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize.

Learn more about Alfred Nobel
Nobel Center, summer view. © David Chipperfield Architects

© David Chipperfield Architects

Nobel Center - A New Public Building

Nobel Center is to be built on Blasieholmen, on a wonderful site along Stockholm's central waterfront. Through its broad public activities, the Nobel Center will invite people into the Nobel Prize's unique world of natural sciences, humanities and peace efforts and become a meeting place that inspires curiosity and creativity.

Read more about the Nobel Center


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Save the Dog

Help your dog to cope with diabetes.

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Blood Typing Game

Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

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Diabetic Dog Game

A Drooling Game

Train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.

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Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

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In Memoriam

Alexei Abrikosov

Alexei Abrikosov Passes Away

Alexei Abrikosov, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2003 for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids, passed away on 29 March, age 88.

Biography of Alexei Abrikosov
More about the 2003 Physics Prize
Derek Walcott

Caribbean Poet Derek Walcott Passes Away at 87

Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1992 "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment".

1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
Video interview with Derek Walcott
Hans G. Dehmelt

Hans G. Dehmelt Passes Away

Hans G. Dehmelt, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1989 for the development of the ion trap technique, passed away on 7 March, age 94.

Hans Dehmelt's autobiography
1989 Nobel Prize in Physics

George A. Olah

George A. Olah 1927-2017

George A. Olah, George A. Olah "for his contribution to carbocation chemistry", passed away on 8 March, age 89.

Autobiography
Video interview
1994 Chemistry Prize