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Nobel Prize Events and Exhibition in India

Between 30 October and 6 November 2014, the largest Nobel programme outside of Scandinavia so far takes place in India. Two Nobel Laureates share their brilliant thoughts and the exhibition The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World opens to the public.

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2014 Nobel Week in Stockholm - Assistance to Media
2014-10-16

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel explores immortality with Jeff Koons
2014-10-11

Live Webcast of 2014 Nobel Prize Announcements
2014-10-06

Nobel Laureates explore the secrets of ageing
2014-09-24


Ernest Hemingway

60 Years Ago: The Literature Prize to Ernest Hemingway

On 28 October 1954, it was announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to American writer Ernest Hemingway. The recognition of Hemingway as a major and representative writer of the United States of America, was a slow but explosive process.

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"For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed."


2014 Nobel Prizes

The heart of the LED. Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2014 Physics Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".

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The heart of the LED. Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2014 Chemistry Prize

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".

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Grid cells. Ill. Mattias Karlen/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet Ill: M. Karlen/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

2014 Medicine Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was awarded with one half to John O'Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain".

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Patrick Modiano. Photo: Catherine Hélie
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2014 Literature Prize

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 was awarded to Patrick Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation".

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Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2014 Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media 2014

2014 Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

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Grid cells. Ill. Mattias Karlen/The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet Ill: J. Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

2014 Prize in Economic Sciences

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Tirole "for his analysis of market power and regulation".

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Coming Up

2014 Nobel Week Dialogue - register now

The Science of Ageing

2014 Nobel Week Dialogue aims to introduce new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ageing. A unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, experts and thought leaders will take part in the discussions.

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Andris Nelsons conducting. Photo © Marco Borggreve Andris Nelsons conducting. Photo © Marco Borggreve

Andris Nelsons in Concert

Andris Nelsons, one of the world's currently most sought-after young conductors, will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at this year's Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December. Concert tickets are on sale at konserthuset.se.

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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 men and two women will receive their Nobel Prizes, and enjoy the Nobel Banquets afterwards.

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Digital Nomination Archive Open

The information in the nomination archive is now accessible. Search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations now revealed according to the 50 years rule.

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From a list of nominations for Martin Luther King Jr. Courtesy of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. From the archives of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Who Nominated Martin Luther King?

The first nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1963. Not until now, 50 years later, the nominators are revealed.

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2014 Nobel Week Dialogue

50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's Nobel Prize

Read about Martin Luther King, Jr. at Nobelprize.org:

Martin Luther King's Acceptance Speech (text and video)
Presentation of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Lecture: "The Quest for Peace and Justice"
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Book

Recommend a Book!

Have you read a novel or a collection of poems by an author awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature? Tell us about your favorite book!

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Nobel Laureates Facts

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

All Nobel Prizes

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.

All Nobel Prizes


Alice Munro

47 Nobel Prizes to Women So Far

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 47 times between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Prize awarded women


Jean-Paul Sartre

Two Declined the Nobel Prize

Jean-Paul Sartre and Le Duc Tho both declined the Nobel Prize, Sartre in 1964 and Le Duc Tho in 1973.

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Malala Yousafzai

The Youngest Laureate

50 out of all Laureates were younger than 40 years old at the year of the award. Youngest ever is 17-year old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

List of all Nobel Laureates by age

Alfred Nobel - The Man behind the Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel

Scientist and Business Man

Alfred Nobel spoke 5 languages fluently at the age of 17. He worked as chemist, engineer and industrialist. He left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.

Alfred Nobel's life and work
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Inventor of Dynamite

In 1866 Alfred Nobel invented this new explosive material. An entirely new industry grew up, based on Alfred Nobel's patents and with Alfred as the initiator.

Alfred Nobel's dynamite companies
Will of Alfred Nobel

A Controversial Will

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
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Alfred Nobel Quiz

How much do you know about Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize?

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Educational Games

Blood Typing Game

Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

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Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

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Diabetic Dog Game

Save the Dog

Help your dog to cope with diabetes.

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TODAY'S QUESTION

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In Memoriam

Martin Perl

Martin Perl, Discoverer of the Tau Lepton, Dies

Martin L. Perl, professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics, passed away on 30 September, 87 years old.

Video interview with Martin Perl
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Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer Passes Away

A tireless portrayer of apartheid

Nadine Gordimer, awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on 13 July 2014, 90 years old.

Nobel Lecture: Writing and Being
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Gerald M. Edelman

Gerald M. Edelman
1929-2014

Gerald M. Edelman, awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for deciphering the structure of antibodies, died on 17 May at the age of 84.

Video interview with Gerald M. Edelman
Biography
Gary S. Becker

Gary S. Becker
1930-2014

Gary S. Becker, awarded the 1992 Prize in Economic Sciences for having extended the domain of economic theory to aspects of human behavior, died on 3 May, 83 years old.

Biography
1992 Prize in Economic Sciences