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Watch the Nobel Lectures in Physics!

Watch F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz delivering their Nobel Lectures on Thursday 8 December, 9.00 a.m.-10.40 a.m. CET. You can also watch the live stream at YouTube.

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Phase transition.

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2016 Physics Laureates Revealed the Secrets of Exotic Matter

This year's Physics Laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter exists in strange states. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was awarded with one half to David J. Thouless, and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".

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Welcome, Nobel Laureates!

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Chemistry Laureate Ben Feringa arriving at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, for the 2016 Nobel Laureates' Get together on 6 December.
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Chemistry Laureate Sir J. Fraser Stoddart presenting his gift to the Nobel Museum's collection: a model of a rotaxane.
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Like many Nobel Laureates before him, Physics Laureate David J. Thouless autographs a chair at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm.
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Bengt Holmström (left) and Oliver Hart autograph a chair at the Nobel Museum.
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Chemistry Laureate Jean-Pierre Sauvage examines Marie Curie's radiation measurement apparatus at the Nobel Museum's exhibition 'Experiment'.
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Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

The new Nobel Laureates take center stage on 10 December in Stockholm and Oslo, where 11 Nobel Laureates will receive their Nobel Prizes, and enjoy the Nobel Banquets afterwards.

Programme for the Nobel Week


Information for the Press

The Future of Food examined during the Nobel Week in Stockholm
Official program for the 2016 Nobel Week
The Nobel Week 2016 in Stockholm – information for media

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11 New Laureates!

The Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded since 1901. There are now three new Nobel Laureates in Physics, three in Chemistry, one in Physiology or Medicine, one in Literature, one in Peace and two new Laureates in Economic Sciences.

2016 Nobel Laureates
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Live Video during Nobel Week

Watch the 2016 Nobel Lectures, Nobel Week Dialogue and the Prize Award Ceremonies live at, see the schedule below.
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The work of the 2016 Nobel Laureates ranges from molecular machines to contract theory. How much do you know about the discoveries and works awarded the 2016 Nobel Prizes?

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Events and Live Videos

Nobel Lectures in Physics

2016 Physics Laureates. Ill: N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2016

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz

Nobel Lectures in Chemistry

2016 Chemistry Laureates. Ill: N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2016

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa

Prize Lectures in Economic Sciences

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström. Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media AB 2015.

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström

Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

Juan Manuel Santos. Ill: N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2016

Juan Manuel Santos

Nobel Lecture in Physiology or Medicine

Nobel Lecture in Literature

Bob Dylan. Ill: N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2016

Bob Dylan

As Literature Laureate Bob Dylan will not be present during Nobel Week, the Nobel Lecture in Literature will not be held.

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Gianandrea Noseda. Photo © Sussie Ahlburg

Gianandrea Noseda. Photo © Sussie Ahlburg.

Nobel Prize Concert

The 2016 Nobel Prize Concert, featuring conductor Gianandrea Noseda, soloist Janine Jansen and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, takes place on 8 December 7.00 p.m. CET at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale at

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Nobel Week Dialogue

Friday 9 December, 10.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. CET

Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and the general public will join in an inspiring discussion about "The Future of Food".

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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

Saturday 10 December, 1:00 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

Saturday 10 December, 4.30-6.00 p.m. CET

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Nobel Banquet. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2012. Photo: Helena Paulin-Strömberg

Nobel Banquet

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

Watch the 2011 Nobel Banquet condensed into just one minute


Takaaki Kajita at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2015. Photo: Pi Frisk.

10 December - A Magic Date

The Nobel Laureates take center stage in Stockholm and Oslo on 10 December, when they receive the Nobel Medals, Nobel Diplomas and documents confirming the Nobel Prize amount.

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The First Award Ceremony

The First Award Ceremony

Read some personal memories from the first ever Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on 10 December 1901, then located in the hall of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

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Why a 'Norwegian' Nobel Prize?

Alfred Nobel left no explanation as to why the Nobel Peace Prize was to be awarded by a Norwegian committee while the other four prizes were to be handled by Swedish committees.

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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

What Do the Nobel Laureates Receive?

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The Nobel Diplomas

Each Nobel Diploma is a unique work of art, created by foremost Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers.

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Nobel medal

The Nobel Medals

The Nobel medals show the image of Alfred Nobel on the face. The image on the reverse varies according to the institution awarding the prize.

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The Prize Amount

The Nobel Prize amount for 2015 was set at SEK 8.0 million per full Nobel Prize. Until 1968, in principle more than three persons could share a Nobel Prize, but this never happened in practice.

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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

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"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

The Nobel Prize in Numbers

Number 900

All Nobel Laureates

Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations.

All Nobel Prizes

Number 49

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

Number 17

Youngest Laureate

Youngest Nobel Laureate ever is 17-year old Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

All Nobel Laureates by age
Number 90

Oldest Laureate

Leonid Hurwicz was 90 years old when he was awarded the 2007 Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Bust of Alfred Nobel. © Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud

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.

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Nobel Center, night view. © David Chipperfield Architects

© David Chipperfield Architects

A New Home for the Nobel Prize

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.

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In Memoriam

Dario Fo

Dario Fo Passes Away

Amused, engaged and provided perspectives

Dario Fo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 with the motivation "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".

1997 Nobel Prize in LIterature
Ahmed Zewail

Shimon Peres 1923-2016

Shimon Peres passed away on 28 September at age 93. He was awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East".

Biography of Shimon Peres
1994 Nobel Peace Prize

James W. Cronin

James W. Cronin Passes Away

James W. Cronin passed away on 25 August, 84 years old. He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that the matter-antimatter symmetry is violated when the neutral K-meson decays.

Video interview with James Cronin
1980 Nobel Prize in Physics

Roger Y. Tsien

Chemistry Laureate Roger Tsien Dies, Age 64

Roger Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP". He passed away on 24 August.

More about the 2008 Chemistry Prize