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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racism. "He is the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence", said the Chairman of the Nobel Committee in his speech at the award ceremony.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Nobel Prize Lessons

Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work are a fascinating part of an important stage of 20th-century history. His ideas extend far beyond his own time and the society in which he lived. Discrimination and conflicts because of skin colour or ethnicity manifest themselves in a variety of contexts in our own world.

 

A new Nobel Prize Lesson is now available and ready to use in the classroom

Martin Luther King Jr. marching in Selma

Martin Luther King Jr. marching past Browns Chapel in Selma, Alabama.

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2018 Nobel Prizes

904 individuals and 24 organizations have been awarded Nobel Prizes so far. See the full list of all Nobel Laureates, awarded for "the benefit of humankind".

May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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Nobel Week events

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, praised for her virtuosity and profound sensitivity, was the soloist at the 2018 Nobel Prize Concert. Conductor Karina Canellakis led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Violinist Lisa Bathiashvili

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Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and the general public joined in an inspiring discussion about "Water matters". Watch a video of the event here.

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The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on 10 December in a formal ceremony at the Oslo City Hall. Watch the 2018 ceremony here.

Oslo City Hall

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The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature and the Prize in Economic Sciences are awarded at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Watch the ceremony here.

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The forum 2018 invites international dialogue on “How to solve the climate crisis?” Keynote speaker is Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Watch the event here.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018

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Alfred Nobel - Established the Nobel Prize

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris, France. The Swedish dynamite millionaire, who thought that his invention would end all wars, had now realised that it was a very deadly product. Wanting to make amends, he did what no man of such wealth had done before ...

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On 10 December 1901 the first Nobel Prizes were awarded, in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. Read more about the first prizes.

The first Nobel Prize Award Ceremony was held in 1901 at the Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm.

Chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes. Read more about his life and work.

The new Nobel Prize Lessons about this year's prizes are reliable and easy to use. Find the teacher's guides, slides, manuscripts and videos to use for free here. Print the texts for students and then start the class.

 

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The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World (3)

The museum showcases the discoveries and creativity of the Nobel Laureates.

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The story of each Peace Laureate is told at the museum.

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In memoriam

Roy Glauber was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2005 for his theoretical description of the behaviour of light particles. He passed away on 26 December, age 93.

Physics Laureate Riccardo Giacconi was awarded the 2002 Physics Prize. He was instrumental in developing the first satellite and telescope to explore this previously hidden view of the universe.

Riccardo Giacconi

Chemistry Laureate Aaron Klug passed away on 20 November. He was awarded the Nobel Prize "for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes."

Aaron Klug

Osamu Shimomura passed away on 19 October. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP, a protein that has become one of the most important tools used in contemporary bioscience.

Osamu Shimomura