Chen Ning Yang was only 35 years old when he was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics for investigating the so-called parity laws, which led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles. He celebrates his 95th birthday on 22 September.Read more
Andrew Oswald answers the question at the 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue.
The Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to 881 persons between 1901 and 2016. 79 of the Laureates were born in September. Find out how many Nobel Laureates share your birthday.Nobel Laureate birthdays
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Monday 2 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Physics - Tuesday 3 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Wednesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Peace Prize - Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m.
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - Monday 9 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
The Nobel Prize in Literature - The date will be set later.
Times listed are local time in Sweden.
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A Laureate is a person honoured for high achievement in a particular field. A Nobel Laureate is someone who is awarded the Nobel Prize.
The word "laureate" refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honour.More Nobel Prize facts
The 2017 Nobel Prize
in Physiology or Medicine will be announced in:
Monday 2 October, 11:30 a.m.
at the earliest.
In his last will and testament, Alfred Nobel specifically designated the institutions responsible for the prizes he wished to be established.The four Nobel Prize awarders
See the full list of all Nobel Laureates, awarded for "the greatest benefit to mankind".All Nobel Prizes
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 26 times to organizations.See the list of awarded organizations
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times so far.All Nobel Prize awarded women
Eleven persons were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2016. See a short presentation of them here.2016 Nobel Laureates
Marie Curie discovered the elements radium and polonium. She is the only woman to have been awarded two prizes, one in Physics and one in Chemistry.More facts about Marie Curie
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
Read the thrilling narrative about how Literature Laureate Alexandr Solzhenitsyn's Nobel Lecture made it to Stockholm.Read the story
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
During her lifetime, Wislawa Szymborska wrote around 400 poems, seemingly simple, but subtle and deep.Learn more about Wislawa Szymborska
Fridtjof Nansen is the renowned scientist who changed direction and became engaged in humanitarian work.Read more about Fridtjof Nansen
Chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.Alfred Nobel's life and work
When Alfred was five years old his father Immanuel, inventor and builder, moved to St. Petersburg. Alfred joined him a few years later.Early years in St. Petersburg
In his will of 27 November 1895 signed in Paris, Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be used for prizes.Excerpt of Alfred Nobel's will
How much do you know about the founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel?Try the quiz
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
Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, answers questions about the Nobel Peace Prize.Questions and answers
Search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations 1901-1964.Search in the archive
TThe internationally renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel will be conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert.More about the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert
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Nicolaas Bloembergen shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for the study of atomic systems using laser light. He passed away on 5 September at age 97.Nicolaas Bloembergen's autobiography
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Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China".Biography
Alexei Abrikosov, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2003 for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids, passed away on 29 March, age 88.Biography of Alexei Abrikosov