1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka reads his 'Lost Poems' - a poem to his poems lost still in the making.
Tomas Tranströmer's lifelong interest in music has left significant traces in his writings.
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See the list of all Nobel Laureates in Literature and why they were awarded the Nobel Prize.All Nobel Laureates in Literature
Twelve Laureates were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2017. See a short presentation of them here.2017 Nobel Laureates
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 presentation speech.Presentation of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
Watch Martin Luther King Jr. receive his Nobel Medal and Diploma in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December 1964. Aged 35, he was then the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ever.Watch the video
Martin Luther King Jr. dreamt that all inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the colour of their skin. Read or listen to his Nobel Lecture "The Quest for Peace and Justice".Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Lecture
Between 1901 and 2017, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 585 times to 923 people and organizations.
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 27 times to organizations.See the list of awarded organizations
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2017.
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
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
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
Human blood groups were discovered in 1901 by Karl Landsteiner, later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.More on Karl Landsteiner
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
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 was awarded his first Nobel Prize in Chemistry for determining the structure of proteins, in particular, insulin. In 1980, he was another a second prize.Watch a video about Frederick Sanger
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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
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Pioneering genome scientist Sir John Sulston has passed away at the age of 75. He shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries which contributed to the understanding of how genes control cell division and cell death in organisms.Biography
Richard E. Taylor passed away on 22 February, age 88. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1990 for investigations that found clear signs that there exists an inner structure in the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus.Biography of Richard E. Taylor
Medicine Laureate and molecular biologist Günter Blobel passed away on 18 February. Blobel discovered that newly made proteins in living cells are provided with an "address tag" in order to be directed to the right location in the body.Autobiograhy of Günter Blobel