The Nobel Foundation’s return on equity amounted to 15.8 per cent in 2014.Press release
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.
PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE - Monday 5 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS - Tuesday 6 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY - Wednesday 7 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE - Friday 9 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 12 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
LITERATURE - The date will be set later
Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).
Malaria parasites have been with us since the dawn of time, and the disease still has a devastating impact on people's health and livelihoods around the world. 25 April is a day to commemorate global efforts to control malaria.The history of malaria
Malaria is one of the world's most common diseases, caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans by a female mosquito's bite.Play the Mosquito Game
The battle against malaria is a long and arduous one. In this podcast, Chemistry Laureate Peter Agre talks about the "19th-century disease still with us in the 21st century" from a research institute in Zambia, "100 kilometers into the bush".Play (45 min.)
327 scientists have been nominated for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, among them, 57 individuals were nominated for the first time.Selection of Medicine Laureates
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 process
Search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations 1901-1964.Explore the archive
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
The document that laid the foundation for what has become the world's most prestigious scientific and cultural prize is now on display at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.More about the exhibition
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.
13 persons were awarded in 2014, two women and eleven men.See all 2014 Nobel Laureates and why they were awarded
"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.
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
Can you find the hidden names of Literature Laureates in the ocean of letters.Try the game
Tell us about your favorite book by a Nobel Prize-awarded author.Recommend a book
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
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