Nobel Prize award ceremony at Konserthuset Stockholm, 10 December 2019.

© Nobel Media. Photo: Nanaka Adachi

Nobel Week 2020

Nobel Week 2020 takes place on 5–13 December in Stockholm and Oslo. Many of the events will this year be streamed and possible to follow live online.

This schedule is a preliminary programme; more events may be added at a later date. Please check back. We appreciate your patience. For some of the events, media will have the possibility to apply for accreditation. However not all events will be open for media.

 

Saturday 5 December–Sunday 13 December

Nobel Week Lights

Nobel Week Lights is an artistic tribute to this year’s Nobel Laureates. The light installations will be shown in Stockholm during the Nobel Week.

Time: 5-13 December at locations including the Stockholm City Hall, Sergels torg, Konserthuset Stockholm, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Stockholm City Museum and Nobel Prize Museum.

https://nobelweeklights.se/?lang=en

 

Monday 7 December–Tuesday 8 December

Ceremonial presentations

The Laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries. On 10 December, these ceremonial presentations will be shown in the online prize award ceremonies from Oslo and Stockholm, see below.

7 December, 19.00 CET

The diploma and medal will be presented to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Laureate in Chemistry at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Berlin.

8 December, 13.00 GMT

The diploma and medal will be presented to Roger Penrose, Laureate in Physics at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London.

8 December, 14.00 EST

The diploma and medal will be presented to Harvey J. Alter, Laureate in Physiology or Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington.

8 December, 16.00 PST

The diplomas and medals will be presented to Andrea Ghez, Laureate in Physics, Jennifer A. Doudna, Laureate in Chemistry, and Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, Laureates in Economic Sciences, at the Residence of Barbro Osher, Honorary Consul General in San Francisco.

8 December, 16.00 CET

The Nobel diploma and medal will be presented to Reinhard Genzel, Laureate in Physics at the Bavarian State Chancellery (Bayerische Staatskanzlei) in Munich.

8 December, 17.00 EST

The Nobel diploma and medal will be presented to Charles M. Rice, Laureate in Physiology or Medicine at the Residence of the Swedish Consul General in New York.

Louise Glück, Laureate in Literature, and Michael Houghton, Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will receive their diploma and medal in their respective homes.

 

Monday 7 December

Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine

Time: 13.00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

Nobel Lecture in Literature

Time: 17.00 CET

A text version of the lecture will be published at nobelprize.org, see:
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/gluck/lecture/

 

Tuesday 8 December

Nobel Lectures in Physics

Time: 9.00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

More information: www.kva.se/nobellectures2020

Nobel Lectures in Chemistry

Time: 11.00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

More information: www.kva.se/nobellectures2020

Prize Lectures in Economic Sciences

Time: 13.00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

More information: www.kva.se/nobellectures2020

Nobel Prize Concert

The Nobel Prize Concert at Konserthuset Stockholm (the Stockholm Concert Hall) will feature conductor Stéphane Denève leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The soloist is pianist Igor Levit.

Time: 19.00 CET at Konserthuset Stockholm

The concert will take place with no audience and will be streamed live at nobelprize.org, the Nobel Prize YouTube channel and via SVT Play.

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel-prize-concert-2020/

 

Wednesday 9 December

Nobel Week Dialogue

The theme of this year’s Nobel Week Dialogue is ‘The Challenge of Learning: The Future of Education’. Nobel Laureates and experts will discuss online how education can help create a better future.

Time: 13.00–16.30 CET

Nobel Week Dialogue is free and open for the public to follow live on nobelprize.org.

https://www.nobelprize.org/events/nobel-week-dialogue/2020/

Press conference

Digital press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences featuring three of this year’s Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences. One Laureate from each respective prize discipline will speak via video link: Andrea Ghez (Physics), Emmanuelle Charpentier (Chemistry) and Paul Milgrom (Economic Sciences). The discussion will be moderated by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Time: 16.00 CET

Information for the press: https://www.kva.se/en/pressrum/pressmeddelanden/digital-presskonferens-med-nobel-och-ekonomipristagare

 

Thursday 10 December

Nobel Peace Prize Award Presentation, Oslo

Time: 13.00 CET

The Nobel Peace Prize Award Presentation includes a Presentation Statement by the Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, an Acceptance Speech by the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, and the presentation of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to WFP. The broadcast will also show the ceremonial presentation of the medal and diploma to the year’s Peace Prize Laureate in Rome, Italy.

The broadcast can be watched via NRK and will be streamed live on nobelprize.org.

Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2020

A digital version of the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2020 will be available online. Photo artist Aida Muluneh has made a photo essay on food and war on commission from the Nobel Peace Center.

Time: 13.00 CET

https://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/en/exhibitions/nobel-peace-prize-exhibition-2020

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, Stockholm

Time: 16.30 CET

In Stockholm, the Nobel Foundation will pay tribute to this year’s Laureates in a ceremony in the Golden Hall at the Stockholm City Hall. Speeches by Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation, and by members of the prize-awarding institutions will be interwoven with the ceremonial presentations in the Laureates’ home countries. H.M. the King of Sweden will participate in the form of a digital greeting. The ceremony will be framed by musical interludes. Stefan Forsberg, Executive and Artistic Director of Konserthuset Stockholm (Stockholm Concert Hall) will serve as master of ceremonies, with the performances directed by Linus Fellbom.

The broadcast from the Golden Hall at the Stockholm City Hall can be watched worldwide via the official Nobel Prize digital channels and SVT.

Performance Lecture: About Our Time on Earth

Johan Rockström, Professor of Earth System Science, will present a dramatised lecture from Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre in collaboration with Nobel Prize Museum.

The lecture can be seen at SVT Play.

Nobel Minds

In this year’s round-table discussion, the 2020 Laureates will meet digitally to talk about research, what we can learn from the pandemic, the mysteries of life and the future.

‘Nobel Minds’ can be seen at the official Nobel Prize digital channels and SVT 2.

Podcasts featuring 2020 Laureates

On Nobel Day, 10 December, two podcasts will be released, featuring 2020 Laureates Andrea Ghez (Physics) and Emmanuelle Charpentier (Chemistry), respectively. These podcasts are part of the Nobel Prize Conversations series, in which host Adam Smith provides an in-depth look at some of the Nobel Laureates.

All podcasts in the series can be accessed here: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel-prize-conversations/

 

Friday 11 December

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Transnationalism and Global Governance in the Wake of the Corona Pandemic’. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres will deliver the keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion. Participants include World Food Programme’s Executive Director, David Beasley, former Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, Robert Malley.

Time: 15.00 CET

 

New exhibition about the Nobel Banquet

The first-ever major exhibition about the Nobel Banquet will open at Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm in December. The museum is closed due to the COVID-19 situation, but hope to re-open soon.

https://nobelprizemuseum.se


Media contacts for the Nobel Week

Inquiries regarding the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Ceremonial presentations in different locations, events in Sweden:

Rebecka Oxelström, Head of Press
+46 734 12 66 75
rebecka.oxelstrom@nobelprize.org

Media inquiries regarding the Nobel Peace Prize Award Presentation in Oslo and events in Norway:
press@nobel.no

Inquiries regarding licensing, usage of texts, photos and videos: 
media@nobelprize.org

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