9 September 2004
With more than 10,000 files and 15 million visitors in 2003 the Official Web Site of the Nobel Foundation, formerly Nobel e-Museum, now renamed Nobelprize.org at http://nobelprize.org – is the most complete source of information about the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Prize Winners.
Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King Jr. might be some of the best known Nobel Prize Winners, but here at Nobelprize.org, you will find up to date information about all the 758 Prize Winners including their Nobel Lectures, biographies, interviews and articles.
Simultaneously with the official announcements of the Nobel Prize Winners of 2004, on October 4-11, Nobelprize.org presents the new Prize Winners as live video with press releases and information in a more popular illustrated version.
As pioneers Nobelprize.org presented live videos on the Internet as early as 1998 and are since 2000, presenting the Nobel Prize announcements and the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies live. Internet users around the world can follow the highlights during the Nobel Week in December when the Nobel Lectures and the Nobel Prize Awarding Festivities in Stockholm and Oslo are broadcast live and as video-on-demand. On the Nobel Day, December 10, the Nobel Diplomas, the seating arrangement at the table of honor, the menu as well as speeches by the Prize Winners at the Banquet in Stockholm are published.
During the week in October when the Nobel Prizes are announced, Nobelprize.org has one million visitors. In December, during the Nobel week the number of visitors is around half a million. Today, half of the visitors are from North America, followed by Western Europe and an increasing number from Asia.
The last four years, the Nobel Foundation Web Group has been developing 40 interactive multimedia productions for Nobelprize.org. The productions, in the form of games, simulations and experiments, are based on the Nobel Prize Winners’ scientific discoveries and are aimed at teens aging 14 years and above. For many teachers and students, these games have become an inspiring complement to the teaching of natural sciences.
At Nobelprize.org, there is also information about exhibitions and programs of the Nobel Museum located in the Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden, the activities of the Nobel Foundation and the Prize-Awarding Institutions. And, of course, you also find information about the man behind the Nobel Prize – Alfred Nobel.
For further information, please contact
Agneta Wallin Levinovitz
Executive Editor, Nobelprize.org
Phone: +46-8-663 83 35
Phone: +46-8-663 17 07