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Nobel Prize Dialogue

Chemistry Laureate Frances Arnold about motivation

When you come to the fork in the road, take it!

Some motivational words from 2018 Chemistry Laureate Frances Arnold.

“Family Nobel Laureates”

Sometimes, the Nobel Prize can be a family affair.

Did you know that among the Nobel Laureates are:
5 married couples
1 mother & daughter
1 father & daughter
6 fathers & sons
1 pair of brothers

Find out who they are!

Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie in their physics laboratory

Frédéric Joliot and Irène Joliot-Curie in their physics laboratory at the Radium Institute in France, 1934. At this time they were working on the projection of nuclei, which was an essential step in the discovery of the neutron.

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Marie Curie harnessed the promise of radioactivity. Rita Levi-Montalcini redefined how our bodies work. Tu Youyou’s breakthrough malaria treatment saved the lives of millions around the world. ‘Women who changed science’ celebrates and explores the lives of the remarkable women who have been awarded Nobel Prizes for their scientific achievements.

Women who changed science hero

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Physiology or Medicine - Monday 7 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
Physics - Tuesday 8 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
Chemistry - Wednesday 9 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
Literature - Thursday 10 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
The Swedish Academy will announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for both 2018 and 2019.
Peace - Friday 11 October, 11:00 a.m.
Economic Sciences - Monday 14 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
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Inspirational women

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

Nobel Prize nominations

In his last will and testament, Alfred Nobel specifically designated the institutions responsible for the prizes he wished to be established.

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Search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations 1901-1966.

Nomination King - American Friends

2019 - International Year of the Periodic Table

"There's antimony, arsenic, aluminium ..."

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, let's take a look back at the time 2003 Chemistry Laureate Peter Agre sang the ‘The elements’ to an audience in St Petersburg, Russia.

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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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 ...

Alfred Nobel Will

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.

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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

Paul Greengard passed away on 13 April. He was awarded the 2000 Medicine Prize for his discovery of how dopamine and a number of other transmitters exert their action in the nervous system. Paul Greengard was 93 years old.

Paul Greengard

David J. Thouless was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016. His discoveries  have brought about breakthroughs in the theoretical understanding of matter’s mysteries.

David J. Thouless

Medicine Laureate Sydney Brenner, awarded for his discoveries concerning the genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death, passed away on 5 April, age 92.

Sydney Brenner

Physics Laureate Zhores I. Alferov passed away on 1 March. His Nobel Prize awarded work laid the foundation of modern information technology, IT.

Zhores I. Alferov