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Announcements of the 2010 Nobel Prizes and
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

In conjunction with the June 4 meeting of its Board of Directors, the Nobel Foundation hereby announces that the prize awarding institutions have set the following dates for their announcements of 2010 prize decisions:

Monday, October 4
11:30 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, Wallenbergsalen, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, Stockholm
   
Tuesday, October 5
11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Physics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
   
Wednesday, October 6
11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
   
Friday, October 8
11:00 a.m.
The Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Store Sal, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, Oslo
   
Monday, October 11
1:00 p.m. at the earliest
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
   

According to tradition, the Swedish Academy will set the date for its announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature later.

The announcements will also be made on the official website of the Nobel Prize:
http://nobelprize.org

Each 2010 Nobel Prize will amount to 10 million Swedish kronor (2009: 10 million Swedish kronor). The sum of the Nobel Prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace) is 50 million Swedish kronor. In addition, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will amount to 10 million Swedish kronor. 

Staff changes at the Nobel Foundation
In conjunction with its meeting today, the Board is also announcing that after 21 years at the Nobel Foundation, Åke Altéus is retiring on July 31, 2010. Mr Altéus has been Deputy Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, in charge of finance and accounting.

Mr Altéus’s areas of responsibility will be divided between two people. John Vivstam will take over as Chief Investment Officer. Mr Vivstam’s most recent position was at Posten’s Pension Fund, and he was previously employed at the investment bank Carnegie. Barbro Jonsson will take over as Head of Administration. Ms Jonsson has been employed as the Nobel Foundation’s Accountant since 1997.

Press contacts:
The Nobel Foundation, Annika Pontikis, phone: +46 8 663 14 70, e-mail: annika.pontikis@nobel.se
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Erik Huss, phone: + 46 8 673 95 44, e-mail: erik.huss@kva.se
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, Tatiana Goryacheva, phone: + 46 8 33 39 31, e-mail: administrator@mednobel.ki.se
The Swedish Academy, Ulrika Kjellin, phone: + 46 8 555 125 03, e-mail: ulrika.kjellin@svenskaakademien.se
The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Sigrid Langebrekke, phone: +47 22 12 93 02, e-mail: sl@nobel.no

 

Stockholm, June 4, 2010

THE NOBEL FOUNDATION

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