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The recipients of the Nobel Prize and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel are now announced. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced by Thomas Perlmann, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, on Monday 1 October. The Nobel Prize in Physics was announced by…

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The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament). The Norwegian Nobel Committee 2018 Members Berit Reiss-Andersen (Chair) Lawyer Henrik Syse (Vice Chair) Professor, Senior Researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Anne Enger Independent adviser, former County Governor and member of Parliament/government Asle…

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Nominations

  The Nobel Committee for Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for the selection of candidates for the Physics Prize from the names submitted for consideration by qualified nominators, who have been invited through formal letters. Nobel Committee for Physics 2018 Members Olga Botner (Chair) Professor of Experimental Elementary Particle Physics…

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On 27 November 1895, a year before his death, Alfred Nobel signed the famous will which would implement some of the goals to which he had devoted so much of his life. Nobel stipulated in his will that most of his estate, more than SEK 31 million (today approximately SEK 1,712 million) should be converted…

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“While the invading forces marched in the streets of Copenhagen, I was busy dissolving Laue’s and also James Franck’s medals.” Since 1901, the Nobel Prize medals have been part of many remarkable stories. Three Nobel medals had to be dissolved in Denmark to keep them hidden from the Nazis. Two Nobel medals were mixed up…

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Each Nobel diploma is a unique work of art where the design is decided by the prize-awarding bodies. The literature diploma is written on parchment, i.e. specially treated leather, using largely the same technique as those of medieval book illustrators. The diplomas given to the other laureates are produced on specially ordered handmade paper. The…

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