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Shinya Yamanaka receives the Nobel Prize, © Alex Ljungdahl

Nobel Prizes
and Laureates

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Quick Facts

Awards: 567 Prizes to 889 Laureates
Prize categories: 6
Awarded women: 46
Awarded organizations: 22
Multiple Nobel Laureates: 6
Average age of a Laureate: 59
Age of youngest Laureate: 17
Age of oldest Laureate: 90

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889 Nobel Laureates since 1901

Awarded for "the Benefit on Mankind"


Between 1901 and 2014, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 567 times to 889 people and organizations. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, and based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and entrepreneur. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. Each Prize consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and a cash award.

A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate. The word "laureate" refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honor.

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Most Popular Laureates


1.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace Prize 1964

2.

Albert Einstein
Physics Prize 1921

3.

Malala Yousafzai
Peace Prize 2014

4.

Kailash Satyarthi
Peace Prize 2014

5.

Niels Bohr
Physics Prize 1922

6.

Marie Curie
Physics Prize 1903

7.

John Steinbeck
Literature Prize 1962

8.

Patrick Modiano
Literature Prize 2014

9.

Mother Teresa
Peace Prize 1979

10.

James Chadwick
Physics Prize 1935

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The Nobel Prize in Physics

108 Nobel Prizes to 199 Laureates between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Prizes and Physics Laureates
Facts and figures on the Physics Prize
Molecules

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

106 Nobel Prizes to 169 Laureates between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Prizes and Chemistry Laureates
Facts and figures on the Chemistry Prize
Neurons

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

105 Nobel Prizes to 207 Laureates between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Prizes and Medicine Laureates
Facts and figures on the Medicine Prize
Tigers

The Nobel Prize in Literature

107 Nobel Prizes to 111 Laureates between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Prizes and Literature Laureates
Facts and figures on the Literature Prize
Hands

The Nobel Peace Prize

95 Nobel Prizes to 127 Laureates between 1901 and 2014.

All Nobel Peace Prizes and Laureates
Facts and figures on the Peace Prize
Economics prize

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

46 Prizes to 75 Laureates between 1969 and 2014.

All Prizes and Laureates in Economic Sciences
Facts and figures on the Prize in Economic Sciences
2013 Nobel Laureates

13 New Nobel Laureates this Year

13 persons are awarded this year, two women and eleven men. There are now three new Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine, one in Literature, two in Peace and one Laureate in Economic Sciences. See a short presentation of them here.

List of 2014 Nobel Laureates
Women Nobel Laureates

Two More Female Nobel Laureates

2014 Nobel Laureates May-Britt Moser (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) and Malala Yousafzai (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize), increased the list of awarded women to 46 in total.

All Nobel Prize awarded women

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.

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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.

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Money

The Nobel 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.

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