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The Nobel Banquet 2007

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, 10 December

15 photos

This year the table of honour in the Blue Hall was adorned with flowers. Approximately 10,000 flowers were arranged, including roses, carnations, lilies and calla lilies.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Hans Mehlin

More than 10,000 flowers were donated by the city of Sanremo to decorate the Stockholm City Hall. For the eighth consecutive year, Gunnar Kaj was in charge of the floral decorations.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Hans Mehlin

The more than 60 tables await the guests. The tables are set with Nobel tableware created by Swedish designers. They are covered with more than 470 metres of linen cloth. The menu will be revealed only when all guests have been seated at their tables at 7.00 p.m.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Florists prepare the floral decorations, with the help of some 20 students from the florist training programme in Upplands-Bro, Sweden.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Preparations for the Nobel Banquet in the kitchen of the Stockholm City Hall. The menu is served to about 1,250 guests.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Hans Mehlin

The first course has been prepared: lobster aspic with dill-baked halibut and Kalix bleak roe.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Hans Mehlin

The Royal Family and other guests of honour make the entry procession down the stairs into the Blue Hall.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden conversing with Dr Marcus Storch, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation. To her right is Nobel Laureate in Physics Albert Fert.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

Oliver Smithies, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, conversing with Dr Ylwa Westerberg.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Nobel Laureate in Physics, Peter Grünberg, at the table of honour.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

At the children's table everyone was in high spirits.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

From left to right: His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Mrs Marie Jose Fert, Her Majesty Queen Silvia and Physics Nobel Laureate Albert Fert.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

Physics Nobel Laureate Peter Grünberg and his wife Helma Birge Grünberg with the Royal Swedish siblings. From left to right: Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

Her Majesty Queen Silvia and Physics Nobel Laureate Peter Grünberg at the Nobel Banquet.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

Their Majesties Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden with Oliver Smithies and his wife, Professor Nobuyo Maeda.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2007 Photo: Stig-Göran Nilsson

 

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