Nobel Lectures 2009

According to the Nobel Foundation statutes, the Nobel Laureates are required to “give a public lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded”. Watch live webcasts of the Nobel Lectures from Oslo and Stockholm. Video on-demand versions will also be available soon after the events.


Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Carol W. Greider
Jack W. Szostak
Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine

Telomeres and Telomerase: The Means to the End by Elizabeth H. Blackburn »

Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction by Carol W. Greider »

DNA Ends: Just the Beginning by Jack W. Szostak »


Herta Müller Nobel Lecture in Literature

Jedes Wort weiß etwas vom Teufelskreis by Herta Müller »


Charles K. Kao
Willard S. Boyle
George E. Smith
Nobel Lectures in Physics

Nobel Lecture by Charles K. Kao »
Charles K. Kao’s lecture was held by Mrs May W. Kao.

CCD – an extension of man’s vision by Willard S. Boyle »

The invention and early history of the CCD by George E. Smith »


Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Thomas A. Steitz
Ada E. Yonath
Nobel Lectures in Chemistry

Decoding the genetic message: The 3D version by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan »

From understanding ribosome structure and function to new antibiotics by Thomas A. Steitz »

Polar bears, unpaved roads, Everest climbing and ribosomes in action by Ada E. Yonath »


Elinor Ostrom
Oliver E. Williamson

Prize Lectures in Economic Sciences

Beyond markets and states: polycentric governance of complex economic systems by Elinor Ostrom »

The economics of governance by Oliver E. Williamson »


Barack Obama Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

Nobel Lecture by Barack Obama