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Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Prize in Economic Sciences 2019

What do the laureates receive?

Each diploma is a unique work of art, created by leading Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers. Look at some of the diplomas here.

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Doris Lessing’s Nobel Diploma

© The Nobel Foundation 2007. Artist: Karin Mamma Andersson. Calligrapher: Annika Rücker. Photo reproduction: Fredrika Berghult

The front of the gold Nobel Prize medals depict Alfred Nobel. The image on the reverse varies according to the institution awarding the prize. Read more about the medals.

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Medicine laureate Tu Youyou showing her Nobel Prize medal, 11 December 2015.

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The current amount is at SEK 9 million per full Nobel Prize. A Nobel Prize can be awarded to up to Three laureates who share the prize sum. Find out more about the prize amounts throughout history.

Flower decorations at the 2016 Nobel Prize award ceremony

Flower decorations by Florist Helén Magnusson at the 2016 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 2016.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019

Nobel Prize in Physics 2019

Nobel Prize in Literature

Nobel Banquet

Nobel Banquet starter

Kalix vendace roe with cucumber, pickle-poached kohlrabi, creamy dill and a horseradish sauce. Chef Sebastian Gibrand works with all parts of each ingredient to reduce food waste and be able to showcase the fantastic quality of Swedish producers.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019

Nobel Week events

Herbert Blomstedt conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra on 8 December in Konserthuset Stockholm. Soloist was Miah Persson, performing songs by Stenhammar and Grieg.

Nobel Prize Concert

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Into the unknown
The 2019 Nobel Week Dialogue discussed how we deal with what we do not know and accept that there are things we cannot know. Watch the dialogue 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 ceremony here.

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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 Nobel Peace Prize Forum addressed the conflict in Yemen with Tawakkol Karman as keynote speaker on 11 December. Read more about the event here.

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Nobel Laureates called the International Space Station

A call to space

On 6 December 2019 a call to the International Space Station was made from the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, at the start of Nobel Week festivities. ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang moderated the conversation between the Nobel Laureates in Physics, Didier Queloz and Michel Mayor, the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Stanley Whittingham, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.

The new Nobel Laureates take center stage on 10 December in Stockholm and Oslo, where they will receive their Nobel Prizes and enjoy the Nobel Banquets afterwards.

Programme for the Nobel Week

Nobel Prize award ceremony

Nobel Prize award ceremony in Konserthuset Stockholm.

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Nobel Prizes 2019

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.

'Lost and Found'

Watch the new documentary ‘Lost and Found’

The film follows Kamal Hussein, a Rohingya refugee in the world’s largest refugee camp who has dedicated his life to reuniting children with their parents, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This National Geographic Documentary Film is the result of a partnership between the Nobel Prize and Academy Award-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel (‘The White Helmets’).


The video is available all over the world, apart from in the following countries: Spain, Australia, India, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, Mauritania, all of the Middle East.

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The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World (3)

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

Photo: Åke Eson Lindman

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

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In memoriam

Kary B. Mullis was awarded the 1993 Chemistry Prize for his invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. PCR has been of major importance in both medical research and forensic science.

Kary B. Mullis

Novelist and 1993 Literature Laureate Toni Morrison has passed away aged 88. Morrison's works revolve around African-Americans; both their history and their situation in our own time.

Toni Morrison

Physics Laureate Robert Schrieffer, awarded for the theoretical explanation of the phenomenon of superconductivity, passed away on 27 July, age 88.

John Robert Schrieffer

Physics Laureate Murray Gell-Mann passed away on 24 May.  He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.

Murray Gell-Mann