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2010 Nobel Prize Announcements Live on YouTube

2 Octobber, 2010

On the official Nobel Prize YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/thenobelprize), you can watch the live stream of the official 2010 Nobel Prize Announcements and exclusive interviews with Nobel Committee members. YouTube viewers can also pose questions to the 2010 Nobel Laureates.

TheNobelPrize YouTube channel will use live streaming to increase immediate access to the breaking news about who will receive the 2010 Nobel Prizes.  Featured this year, YouTube viewers can put questions to the new Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace and the Economic Sciences.  Answers will be posted in December.

Hans Mehlin, Director of Technology at Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Prize, said, "Not only can we provide an additional platform via YouTube to watch the official news about the Nobel Prizes, but we are delighted to offer an opportunity for YouTube viewers to interact with Nobel Laureates."

Rikard Steiber, Global Product Marketing Director Google said: "Our vision with the project is to break down barriers between people and knowledge and make the Nobel Prize discoveries accessible for everyone, but above all it's about making young people curious about science."

The live video is streamed using Adobe Flash platform and the Content Delivery Network is provided by Akamai. The software was developed in-house at Nobelprize.org.

The first Nobel Prize announcement is for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, scheduled on Monday 4 October at 11:30 a.m. CET (9:30 a.m. GMT). If you cannot follow the live webcast, the announcements as well as exclusive interviews will be available as video on-demand on YouTube after a few hours.

Timetable for the 2010 Nobel Prize Announcements on Nobelprize.org (http:nobelprize.org) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/thenobelprize):

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Monday 4 October, 11:30 a.m. CET at the earliest (9:30 a.m. GMT)

The Nobel Prize in Physics
Tuesday 5 October, 11:45 a.m. CET at the earliest (9:45 a.m. GMT)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Wednesday 6 October, 11:45 a.m. CET at the earliest (9:45 a.m. GMT)

The Nobel Prize in Literature
Thursday 7 October,1:00 p.m. CET (11:00 a.m. GMT)

The Nobel Peace Prize
Friday 8 October, 11:00 a.m. CET (9:00 a.m. GMT)

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Monday 11 October, 1:00 p.m. CET at the earliest (11:00 a.m. GMT)

For the official documentation from the Nobel Prize awarding institutions, background information and articles about the new Nobel Laureates, please visit Nobelprize.org.

 

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