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Nobel Prize Dialogue

“I generally accept that necessity is the mother of discovery. But in biology, we cannot design any strategy to reach...

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Women who changed science

Nineteen inspiring stories

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.

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019

The Nobel Prize in Literature will once again be awarded, and this autumn Laureates for both 2018 and 2019 will be announced. The Nobel Foundation's Board of Directors believes that the steps that the Swedish Academy has taken and intends to take will create good opportunities for restoring trust in the Academy as a prize-awarding institution.

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The door at the Swedish Academy.

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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.

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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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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

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 speech at the award ceremony.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Nobel Prize Lessons

Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work are a fascinating part of an important stage of 20th-century history. His ideas extend far beyond his own time and the society in which he lived. Discrimination and conflicts because of skin colour or ethnicity manifest themselves in a variety of contexts in our own world.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. marching in Selma

Martin Luther King Jr. marching past Browns Chapel in Selma, Alabama.

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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

Manfred Eigen passed away on 6 February. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967 for his studies of extremely fast reactions. Manfred Eigen was 91 years old.

Manfred Eigen

Roy Glauber was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2005 for his theoretical description of the behaviour of light particles. He passed away on 26 December, age 93.

Physics Laureate Riccardo Giacconi was awarded the 2002 Physics Prize. He was instrumental in developing the first satellite and telescope to explore this previously hidden view of the universe.

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