Since 1980 Kailash Satyarthi has freed thousands of children from slave-like conditions. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work on behalf of young people.
Shinya Yamanaka is a runner, a father and the man who first created stem cells from normal body cells. A pioneer of biomedical research, he describes how he was determined to find success in the face of all else.
According to Martin Chalfie his first experience with science ended badly because he was too afraid to ask for help.
Throughout life we all rely on mentors to train us and guide us. It is a subject which many Nobel Laureates speak passionately about, pointing…
Hard work has been part of every laureate’s journey towards the Nobel Prize. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi spent time in the lab on the morning of her…
In 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Listen to Bob Dylan’s full Nobel Lecture, recorded on 4 June 2017
The first Nobel Prize Summit brought together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity? Read more about the event here.
This year’s Nobel Prize announcements will take place 4-11 October.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was awarded with one half to Roger Penrose “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity” and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.
From genetic editing to combatting world hunger. An unmistakable poetic voice to black holes. New treatments for hepatitis C to the quest for the perfect auction. Now you can bring the discoveries and achievements made by the 2020 Nobel Laureates into the classroom.
The lessons are free and so easy to use that a teacher can look through the manual, watch the slides, print the texts for students and then start the class.
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 …
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.
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.
Richard Ernst, awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1991 for his contributions to the development of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, passed away on 4 June.
Economist Robert Mundell passed away on 4 April. He was awarded the 1999 Prize in Economic Sciences for work on monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas. His theories had relevance for the introduction of the euro as the European Union’s currency.
Isamu Akasaki passed away on 1 April. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”
Chemistry Laureate Paul J. Crutzen passed away on 28 January. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for work in atmospheric chemistry, a work that led to extensive limitations on the release of ozone-damaging substances.