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The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony took place in Oslo City Hall.

Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony

The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony took place in the Oslo City Hall, Norway.
Video of the Ceremony
Speech to the Peace Prize Laureates
Nobel Lecture by Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Diploma
Nobel Lecture by Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Diploma


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

The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place in the Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden.
Video of the Ceremony
Speech by Carl-Henrik Heldin
Program
Speech to the Physics Laureates
Speech to the Chemistry Laureates
Speech to the Medicine Laureates
Speech to the Literature Laureate
Speech to the Economic Sciences Laureate


The Nobel Banquet Menu

Nobel Banquet

The Banquet took place in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, Sweden.
Video clips from the Nobel Banquet
Program
Table of Honour
Banquet Menu
Nobel Laureates' Banquet Speeches
Shuji Nakamura
Stefan W. Hell
John O'Keefe
Patrick Modiano
Jean Tirole


Nobel Week Highlights

46 photos

  • Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano showing his Nobel Medal during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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    Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • Medicine Laureates May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser examining their Nobel Medals during their visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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    Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • Shuji Nakamura signing the questbook during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
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    Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • H.R.H. Prince Daniel and Medicine Laureate May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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    Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • "Bridges of Stockholm" was the theme of the decorations at the 2014 Nobel Banquet.
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    Photo: Helena Paulin-Strömberg
  • Dr Na Ji, spouse of Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig, and Medicine Laureate John O'Keefe at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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    Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • Literature Laureate Patrick Modiano next to Nathalie Tirole, spouse of Economic Sciences Laureate Jean Tirole.
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    Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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    Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • Nobel Banquet entrée: Cream of cauliflower soup, mosaic of red king crab, peas and lemon pickled cauliflower florets.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.
  • The main course at the Nobel Banquet: spiced loin of red deer, carrot terrine and potato purée.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.
  • Wild dewberries from Gotland flavoured the dessert mousse and sorbet, served with saffron panna cotta and brown butter sponge cake.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.
  • Chemistry Laureate Stefan Hell on the dance floor at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
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    Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner, John O'Keefe and May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2014.
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    Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner, John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser, Patrick Modiano and Jean Tirole during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2014.
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    Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • Isamu Akasaki receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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  • Hiroshi Amano receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • Eric Betzig blows a kiss to the audience.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • May-Britt Moser receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
  • Patrick Modiano after receiving his Nobel Prize.
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  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi signing the guest book just before the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony starts.
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  • Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, delivers his presentation speech.
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  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi showing their Nobel Diplomas and Nobel Medals.
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  • The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Norway begins with a trumpet fanfare.
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  • Panellists Daniel McFadden, Sarah Harper, David Bloom, Eric Maskin, Andrew Oswald discuss economic oppurtunities of ageing at the 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue.
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  • "The Limits of Life: How Old Will We Get?" was the theme for one of the discussions at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue.
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  • Nobel Week Dialogue: The final session included six Nobel Laureates.
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  • 2014 Nobel Prize Concert featuring conductor Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberg, trumpet.
    Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed
  • The Aula Magna at Stockholm University before the start of the Nobel Lectures.
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  • Laureate in Economic Sciences Jean Tirole delivering his Prize Lecture "Market Failures and Public Policy".
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  • Chemistry Laureate Stefan W. Hell lectures about "Nanoscopy with Focused Light".
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  • William E. Moerner delivering his Nobel Lecture "Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy".
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  • Eric Betzig lecturing about "Single Molecules, Cells, and Super-Resolution Optics".
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  • All three Chemistry Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
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  • Isamu Akasaki delivering his lecture "Fascinated Journeys into Blue Light".
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  • Hiroshi Amano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the Aula Magna.
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  • "Background Story of the Invention of Efficient Blue InGaN Light Emitting Diodes" is the title of Shuji Nakamura' Nobel Lecture.
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  • All three Physics Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
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  • The hall at the Swedish Academy: everybody awaits the entrance of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Patrick Modiano.
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  • Peter Englund delivering his introduction.
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  • Patrick Modiano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the hall of the Swedish Academy.
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  • Patrick Modiano and his wife Dominique Modiano are congratulated by the public.
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  • The Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was crowded when the lectures started.
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  • John O'Keefe talked about "Spatial Cells in the Hippocampal Formation".
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  • Edvard I. Moser's lecture was called "Grid Cells and the Enthorinal Map of Space".
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  • May-Britt Moser lectured about "Grid Cells, Place Cells and Memory".
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  • All three Medicine Laureates assembled at the stage.
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Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano showing his Nobel Medal during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Medicine Laureates May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser examining their Nobel Medals during their visit to the Nobel Foundation.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Shuji Nakamura signing the questbook during his visit to the Nobel Foundation.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

H.R.H. Prince Daniel and Medicine Laureate May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Banquet 2014.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Niklas Elmehed

"Bridges of Stockholm" was the theme of the decorations at the 2014 Nobel Banquet.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Helena Paulin-Strömberg

Dr Na Ji, spouse of Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig, and Medicine Laureate John O'Keefe at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Literature Laureate Patrick Modiano next to Nathalie Tirole, spouse of Economic Sciences Laureate Jean Tirole.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Niklas Elmehed

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Nobel Banquet entrée: Cream of cauliflower soup, mosaic of red king crab, peas and lemon pickled cauliflower florets.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

The main course at the Nobel Banquet: spiced loin of red deer, carrot terrine and potato purée.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

Wild dewberries from Gotland flavoured the dessert mousse and sorbet, served with saffron panna cotta and brown butter sponge cake.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

Chemistry Laureate Stefan Hell on the dance floor at the Nobel Banquet 2014.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner, John O'Keefe and May-Britt Moser during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2014.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner, John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser, Patrick Modiano and Jean Tirole during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2014.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014
Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Isamu Akasaki receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Hiroshi Amano receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Eric Betzig blows a kiss to the audience.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

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

Patrick Modiano after receiving his Nobel Prize.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi signing the guest book just before the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony starts.
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Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, delivers his presentation speech.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi showing their Nobel Diplomas and Nobel Medals.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Norway begins with a trumpet fanfare.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Panellists Daniel McFadden, Sarah Harper, David Bloom, Eric Maskin, Andrew Oswald discuss economic oppurtunities of ageing at the 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

"The Limits of Life: How Old Will We Get?" was the theme for one of the discussions at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Nobel Week Dialogue: The final session included six Nobel Laureates.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

2014 Nobel Prize Concert featuring conductor Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberg, trumpet.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

The Aula Magna at Stockholm University before the start of the Nobel Lectures.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Laureate in Economic Sciences Jean Tirole delivering his Prize Lecture "Market Failures and Public Policy".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Chemistry Laureate Stefan W. Hell lectures about "Nanoscopy with Focused Light".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

William E. Moerner delivering his Nobel Lecture "Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Eric Betzig lecturing about "Single Molecules, Cells, and Super-Resolution Optics".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

All three Chemistry Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Isamu Akasaki delivering his lecture "Fascinated Journeys into Blue Light".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Hiroshi Amano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the Aula Magna.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

"Background Story of the Invention of Efficient Blue InGaN Light Emitting Diodes" is the title of Shuji Nakamura' Nobel Lecture.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

All three Physics Laureates on stage after the Nobel Lectures.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

The hall at the Swedish Academy: everybody awaits the entrance of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Patrick Modiano.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Peter Englund delivering his introduction.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Patrick Modiano delivering his Nobel Lecture in the hall of the Swedish Academy.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Patrick Modiano and his wife Dominique Modiano are congratulated by the public.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

The Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was crowded when the lectures started.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

John O'Keefe talked about "Spatial Cells in the Hippocampal Formation".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

Edvard I. Moser's lecture was called "Grid Cells and the Enthorinal Map of Space".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

May-Britt Moser lectured about "Grid Cells, Place Cells and Memory".
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014

All three Medicine Laureates assembled at the stage.
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Nobel Week Dialogue

Nobel Week Dialogue - The Age to Come

Audiences across the globe joined Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, experts and thought leaders in a dialogue on the scientific and cultural implications of our ageing world.

Watch videos, facts, photos and comments from the event

 

Map

Information for the Press

Press images from Nobel Week

Table of Honour - The Nobel Banquet 2014

The Nobel Week in Stockholm

Nobel Week 2014 (pdf)

Creativity and Creators Surrounding the Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize Dialogue Premieres in Tokyo

2014 Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Nobel Prize in Literature

Nobel Peace Prize

Prize in Economic Sciences

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Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Nobel Prize Concert

The 2014 Nobel Prize Concert, featuring conductor Andris Nelsons, soprano Kristine Opolais, trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

More about the concert


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 "gold medal bearing the image of the testator and an appropriate inscription".

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Nobel Banquet Dessert. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Helena-Paulin Strömberg.

Menus with a Touch of Scandinavia

The menus from the Nobel Banquets give a historic glimpse of what was served at the 20th century feasts.

See all the menus, 1901-2014

What Do the Nobel Laureates Receive?

Nobel Diploma Mo Yan

The Nobel Diplomas

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

More about the Nobel Diplomas

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.

More about the Nobel Medals
Money

The Prize Amount

The Nobel Prize amount for 2013 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.

More about the Nobel Prize Amount

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

More memories

"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

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


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
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Explore the Nobel Prize Talks Podcast

Get to know the individuals that have been awarded the Nobel Prize a bit better. What gives them their drive and creativity? Find your favourite among the episodes!

See all episodes

Alfred Nobel - The Man behind the Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel

Scientist and Inventor

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
Alfred Nobel and his family

Alfred Nobel's Early Years

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
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?

Try the quiz

Educational Games

Blood Typing Game

Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

Play the Blood Typing Game

Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

Play the Laser Challenge Game
Diabetic Dog Game

A Drooling Game

In this game you can train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.

Play the Pavlov's Dog Game

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