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The 2018 Nobel Prize Announcements

This year's Nobel Prize announcements will take place 1-8 October. The Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, with the intention of awarding it in 2019.

PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE - Monday 1 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS - Tuesday 2 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY - Wednesday 3 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE - Friday 5 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 8 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest

Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).

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Nobel Laureates Facts

May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

All Nobel Laureates

Between 1901 and 2017, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 585 times to 923 people and organizations.

All Nobel Prizes


Pierre and Marie Curie

Nobel Prize Awarded Organizations

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 27 times to organizations.

See the list of awarded organizations
Alice Munro

Nobel Prizes to Women

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2017.

All Nobel Prize awarded women


Malala Yousafzai

Youngest Laureate

Youngest Nobel Laureate ever is Malala Yousafzai. She was 17 years old when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

All Nobel Laureates by age

Featured Nobel Laureates

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai - Girls' Right to Education in Focus

Under the most dangerous circumstances, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education. She was awarded the 2014 Peace Prize.

Watch or read her Nobel Lecture
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore - From Unknown to Famous

Fairly unknown in Europe at the time, Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore attracted western readers with his aura of mysticism.

Tagore and his India
Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner - Discovered the ABO Blood Groups

Human blood groups were discovered in 1901 by Karl Landsteiner, later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

More on Karl Landsteiner
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein - Not Only the Theory of Relativity

Although famed for his theory of general relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Questions and answers about Albert Einstein
Awarded women

Women Who Changed the World

Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights - achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize. See them all in this video.


Bary Barish and Konung Carl XVI Gustaf.

Awarded for "the Greatest Benefit to Mankind"

Twelve Laureates were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2017. See a short presentation of them here.

2017 Nobel Laureates
Map

Who Can Nominate for a Nobel Prize?

No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. But who can? And how are these persons chosen?

Read more about how the Nobel Laureates are nominated

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 Has Been Postponed

The Nobel Foundation supports the Swedish Academy's decision to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The awarding of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in other prize categories will not be impacted by this decision.

Read the press release

Q&A with Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, concerning the decision.


"It is good that Chinese authorities finally have decided to end their unjustified oppression of Liu Xia"

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, has issued a statement following the release of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo's widow, Liu Xia.

Read the statement
Teacher summit

The Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Temporary Leave

There will be no Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year. The decision emerges from a wish to re-think the concert format and content but also reflects the challenging financial situation of the concert in recent years. "Our ambition is to launch a renewed and better concert in 2019", says Olav Njølstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

Read the press release
Teacher summit

Join the Nobel Prize Teacher Summit

A world without ignorance and racism starts in school. We invite you to spend Saturday 6 October together with Nobel Prize Laureates, scientists, change makers and hundreds of engaged colleagues from all over the world during Nobel Prize Teacher Summit.

More about the event
Lisa Batiashvili. Photo: Sammy Hart

Photo: Sammy Hart

Lisa Batiashvili, Violin, Soloist at the 2018 Nobel Prize Concert

Lisa Batiashvili, praised for her virtuosity and profound sensitivity, will be this years soloist at the 2018 Nobel Prize Concert. Tickets are on sale at konserthuset.se.

More about the concert

Featured Videos

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

A Crazy Gamble Pays Off

A discovery made by Barry Marshall and Robin Warren turned an established medical theory on its head.

Watch the Laureates tell their story
Rita Levi-Montalcini

From Bedside to Bench

Find out why Rita Levi-Montalcini's Nobel Prize awarded research began in a bedroom in Italy during World War II.

Video interview with Rita Levi-Montalcini
Tim Hunt

How to Get A Nobel Prize?

Tim Hunt lectures on Lessons from a Life in Science: How to get a Nobel Prize to inspire the next generation of young scientists to make future scientific breakthroughs.

Watch Tim Hunt lecture
Martin Luther King Jr

"Peace Is More Precious than Diamonds or Silver or Gold"

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle for civil rights and social justice. He held his acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December 1964.

Watch the speech
Marie Curie.

A Double Dose of Genius

Marie Curie was a Nobel Laureate of many firsts: the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the first person to be awarded the Prize twice and still the only person to receive the Prize in two different scientific fields.

Watch a glimpse of her in this video
Frederick Sanger video.

Twice a Nobel Laureate

Frederick Sanger was awarded his first Nobel Prize in Chemistry for determining the structure of proteins, in particular, insulin. In 1980, he was awarded a second prize.

Watch a video about Frederick Sanger

Featured Readings

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

A Smuggled Lecture

Read the thrilling narrative about how Literature Laureate Alexandr Solzhenitsyn's Nobel Lecture made it to Stockholm.

Read the story
Nerve cells

Revealed the Beauty of the Nervous System

Santiago Ramón y Cajal allowed the anatomy of the nervous system to be observed and documented in precise detail.

Read about Cajal's life and discoveries
KWislawa Szymborska

Poetry that Links the Past with the Present

During her lifetime, Wislawa Szymborska wrote around 400 poems, seemingly simple, but subtle and deep.

Learn more about Wislawa Szymborska
Fridtjof Nansen

Both Scientist and Humanitarian

Fridtjof Nansen is the renowned scientist who changed direction and became engaged in humanitarian work.

Read more about Fridtjof Nansen

Summer Listening: Nobel Lectures

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence"

Here, Toni Morrison, 1993 Literature Laureate, talks about the power of language, and that it's important that we all take responsibility for it, as "it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference - the way in which we are like no other life."

More summer listening

"Every single child matters"

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Sathyarthi's vision is to put an end to child labour. At grass-root level he has achieved the release of some 80,000 children so far. His Nobel Lecture is a call for action: "Today it is time for every child to have the right to life". The lecture starts with some pieces in Hindi.

More summer listening
Bust of Alfred Nobel. © Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prizes

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Alfred Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize.

Learn more about Alfred Nobel
Nobel Center, summer view. © David Chipperfield Architects

© David Chipperfield Architects

Nobel Center - A New Public Building

Nobel Center is to be built on Blasieholmen, on a wonderful site along Stockholm's central waterfront.

Read more about the Nobel Center


Educational Games

Diabetic Dog Game

Save the Dog

Help your dog to cope with diabetes.

Play the Diabetic Dog Game
Blood Typing Game

Bloodtyping

Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!

Play the Blood Typing Game

Diabetic Dog Game

A Drooling Game

Train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.

Play the Pavlov's Dog Game
Laser Challenge Game

All about Laser

Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.

Play the Laser Challenge Game

In Memoriam

V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul Dies at 85

Literature Laureate V. S. Naipaul passed away on 11 August. He was awarded the Nobel Prize "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories”.

Biographical
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2001

John E. Sulston

Arvid Carlsson Passes Away

Arvid Carlsson was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000 for deciphering the signalling pathways that regulate some of the brain's most important functions. Arvid Carlsson later found a way to treat Parkinson's disease. He passed away at age 95.

Biography
More about the 2000 Medicine Prize

Paul D. Boyer

Paul D. Boyer 1918-2018

Paul D. Boyer passed away on 2 June. He performed pioneering work on enzymes that participate in the conversion of the "high-energy" compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1997. Paul D. Boyer was 99 years.

Biography
More about the 1997 Chemistry Prize

Jens C. Skou

Jens C. Skou Passes Away

Jens C. Skou was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1997. He discovered an ion-transporting enzyme, Na+, K+ -ATPase. ens C. Skou passed away on 28 May at the age of 99.

Biography of Jens C. Skou
More about the 1997 Chemistry Prize