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DECEMBER 2014
2014 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm.
Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud.

Experience the Magic of the Nobel Festivities!
The thirteen Nobel Laureates of 2014 have now participated in a full programme of events leading up to the ceremonies on 10 December. Enjoy a few highlights here!
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"When I was a child, I could not understand why I should study"
Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano explains what brought him to science.
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Hiroshi Amano
Hiroshi Amano

Stefan W. Hell
Stefan W. Hell
"What I discovered is that you can overcome this barrier"
Chemistry Laureate Stefan W. Hell explains his Nobel Prize awarded work in easy-to-understand terms.
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"Science is the field where you can make the impossible possible"
In her Nobel Lecture Grid Cells, Place Cells and Memory, Medicine Laureate May-Britt Moser described her research, and what she is working on right now.
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May-Britt Moser
May-Britt Moser

Patrick Modiano
Patrick Modiano
"Missing, a young girl, Dora Bruder, age 15"
Memory, identity and time are central themes for Literature Laureate Patrick Modiano. Read, or listen to, an excerpt from his book Dora Bruder.
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"Children have a right to childhood"
"The most important thing of all is to have children and young people set free!" said Thorbjørn Jagland at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony. Watch the ceremony, including the Nobel Lectures by Peace Prize Laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai.
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Peace Prize Laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Jean Tirole
Jean Tirole
"I didn't know anything about economics"
Jean Tirole, Laureate in Economic Sciences, talks about what brought him to study economics: the combination of the rigorous mathematics and the human aspect of social sciences.
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2014 Nobel Week Dialogue: The Age to Come
Om 9 December, 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 some highlights from the event.
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Nobel Week Dialogue

Monthly Quiz
"For the benefit on mankind"
Alfred Nobel, the inventor who founded the Nobel Prizes, was a tireless entrepreneur. An entirely new industry grew up, based on his patents and with Alfred as the initiator. How many patents had Alfred Nobel acquired worldwide when he died in 1896? Make a guess and click to submit your answer.
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