Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall, 10 December 2020.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Dan Lepp

Programme for Nobel Week 2021

Nobel Week 2021 takes place on 6–12 December in Stockholm and Oslo. Many of the events will be streamed and possible to follow online.

The schedule is a preliminary program; more events may be added. Please check back. We appreciate your patience. For some of the events, media will have the possibility to apply for accreditation.

Monday 6 December–Wednesday 8 December

Ceremonial presentations

The prize prize laureates have been invited to the award ceremony in Oslo. All other laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries. Media attendance is restricted. Please reach out to the various press contacts before 29 November to arrange media accreditation.

6 December

Washington DC, USA
National Academy of Sciences
6 December, 15:00 EST

The diploma and medal will be presented to physics laureate Syukuro Manabe, chemistry laureate David W.C. MacMillan and economic sciences laureate Joshua D. Angrist by Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter.

The ceremony will be livestreamed.

Press contact:
Dana Korsen, National Academy of Sciences, news@nas.edu

London, UK
The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence
6 December, 12:00 GMT

The diploma and medal will be presented to literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah by Ambassador Mikaela Kumlin Granit.

Press contact:
press@nobelprize.org

Rome, Italy
Sapienza University
6 December, 18:00 CET

The diploma and medal will be presented to physics laureate Giorgio Parisi by Ambassador Jan Björklund.

Press contact:
Malena Hessel, Embassy of Sweden, Rome, malena.hessel@gov.se

7 December

Berlin, Germany
Harnack House, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
7 December, 18:00 CET

The diploma and medal will be presented to physics laureate Klaus Hasselmann and chemistry laureate Benjamin List by Ambassador Per Thöresson.

Press contact:
Monica Enqvist, Embassy of Sweden, Berlin, monica.enqvist@gov.se

8 December

Irvine, CA, USA
Beckman Center, National Academy of Sciences
8 December, 14:30 PST

The diplomas and medals will be presented to physiology or medicine laureates David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian and to economic sciences laureates David Card and Guido W. Imbens by Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter.

The ceremony will be livestreamed.

Press contact:
Dana Korsen, National Academy of Sciences, news@nas.edu


6 December

Digital press conference with three of this year’s laureates in physics, chemistry and economic sciences

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
6 December, 16:00 CET

Klaus Hasselmann (physics), David W.C. MacMillan (chemistry) and Guido W. Imbens (economic sciences) will participate via video link. The conversation will be moderated by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Media representatives will have the opportunity to register to attend on site, or via video link.

For further information and accreditation:
Eva Nevelius, Press Secretary at the Academy of Sciences, eva.nevelius@kva.se

7 December

Digital press conference with the 2021 literature laureate

7 December, 14:00 CET

This year’s literature laureate, Abdulrazak Gurnah, will participate from London. Media representatives will have the opportunity to attend via video link.

For further information and accreditation:
Louise Hedberg, Swedish Academy, louise.hedberg@svenskaakademien.se

Nobel Prize lectures in physiology or medicine

14:00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

More information: https://www.nobelprizemedicine.org/the-nobel-lectures-in-physiology-or-medicine-2021/

Nobel Prize lecture in literature

17:00 CET

The lecture will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams


8 December

Nobel Prize lectures in physics

9:00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

More information: https://www.kva.se/sv/kalendarium/the-nobel-lectures-2021

Nobel Prize lectures in chemistry

11:00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

More information: https://www.kva.se/sv/kalendarium/the-nobel-lectures-2021

Lectures in economic sciences

13:00 CET

The lectures will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

More information: https://www.kva.se/sv/kalendarium/the-nobel-lectures-2021

Nobel Prize Concert

Konserthuset Stockholm, Sweden
19:00 CET

The Nobel Prize Concert at Konserthuset Stockholm (the Stockholm Concert Hall) will feature the acclaimed Argentina-born cellist Sol Gabetta. She will share the stage with American conductor Ryan Bancroft. Tickets are on sale at Konserthuset Stockholm. The concert will be streamed live at nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel-prize-concert-2021/


9 December

Nobel Week Dialogue

Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg, Sweden
13:00 – 17:00 CET

The theme of this year’s Nobel Week Dialogue is ‘The City of the Future’. It will take place at Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg and online. Registration will open at the beginning of November.

https://www.nobelprize.org/the-city-of-the-future

Nobel Week Dialogue will be streamed on nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

Press conference

The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway
13:00 – 13:45 CET

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureates will give a press conference at the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

Accreditation for media before 29 November. Read more at https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/presse/arrangementer/press-conference-with-the-2021-nobel-peace-prize-laureates


10 December

Save the Children Peace Prize Party

The Nobel Peace Center, Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1, Oslo, Norway.
13:00 CET

The Nobel Peace Prize laureates meet children at Save the Children’s annual Peace Prize Party. A show made by and for children. Children from 5th, 6th or 7th grade are welcome in the audience.

Media can apply for accreditation before 3 December.

More information: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/press/events/save-the-children-peace-prize-party

Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

Oslo City Hall, Norway
13:00 – 14:30 CET

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony takes place in Oslo City Hall.

The ceremony contains artistic performances, the speech of Chair of the Nobel Committee, the laureates are presented the diploma and gold medal, and finally give the Nobel Peace Prize lecture.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is expecting both Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov to attend the ceremony.

Moreover, the World Food Programme, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020, will be represented at the ceremony by its Executive Director David Beasley. Mr. Beasley will deliver the Nobel Peace Prize lecture on behalf of the World Food Programme.

Accreditation for media before 29 November. More information: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/presse/arrangementer/nobel-peace-prize-award-ceremony

The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony will be streamed live at nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

Nobel Prize award ceremony

Stockholm Blue Hall, Sweden
16:15 – 17:40 CET

In Stockholm, the Nobel Foundation will pay tribute to this year’s laureates in a ceremony in the Blue Hall at the Stockholm City Hall. Speeches by Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation, and by members of the Nobel Prize awarding institutions will be interwoven with the ceremonial presentations in the laureates’ home countries. The ceremony will be framed by musical interludes.

A local audience will be present.

Accreditation for media to: press@nobelprize.org

The Nobel Prize award ceremony will be streamed live at nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

Torchlight procession

Oslo Central Station to the Grand Hotel, Norway
18:00 – 19:00 CET

The torchlight procession starts at Oslo Central Station and ends in front of the Grand Hotel, where the laureates greet the parade from the balcony of the Nobel Suite.

The parade is organised by the Norwegian Peace Council.

More information: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/press/events/torchlight-procession

The Nobel Peace Prize Banquet

Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway
19:30 CET

More than 200 guests are welcomed by the Nobel Committee to the Nobel Peace Prize Banquet at the Grand Hotel. Seated with the laureates are normally HM The King and HM The Queen, the President of the Storting, the Prime Minister and members of the Nobel Committee.

Media: After invitation only. More information: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/press/events/the-nobel-banquet


Nobel Minds

Five of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates get together for a digital conversation about their work, creativity, research and freedom of speech. A collaboration with BBC World recorded in Studio 2 in the TV house in Stockholm. Host Zeinab Badawi.

Participating laureates:
Klaus Hasselmann, physics
Benjamin List, chemistry
Ardem Patapoutian, medicine
Abdulrazak Gurnah, literature
David Card, economic sciences

SVT will broadcast ‘Nobel Minds’ on 10 December at 18.30.

BBC airs it:
Saturday 18 December 09.10 and 20.10
Sunday 19 December at 02.10 and 15.10

We publish Nobel Minds on our YouTube channel on 22 December.


11 December

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

University Aula, Oslo, Norway
10:00 – 12:00 CET

The food effect. The Forum will feature speeches from David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Professor Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Dr Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Food System’s Summit and Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair EAT, in addition to several other speakers.

The forum will be streamed live at nobelprize.org.

See the full schedule of streams

More info: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/arrangementer/nobel-peace-prize-forum-2021-the-food-effect

Opening Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition

The Nobel Peace Center, Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1, Oslo, Norway
16:45 CET

Each year, the Nobel Peace Center creates a new photo exhibition about the Nobel Peace Prize laureates in collaboration with internationally acclaimed photographers. This year’s exhibition about Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov’s work will officially be opened by the laureates themselves in a closed event. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12 December.

Apply for accreditation via email by 3 December. For more information: https://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/en/press

Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Oslo Concert Hall, Norway
19:00 pm – 20:30 CET

The Norwegian Nobel Institute in collaboration with the Oslo Philharmonic and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation invite to a concert in honour of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureates at Oslo Concert Hall.

Accreditation for media and more information at: https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/events/nobel-peace-prize-concert


During all Nobel Week

Nobel Week Lights

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

https://nobelweeklights.se

Exhibitions

The first-ever major exhibition about the Nobel Prize banquet is open at Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm during the Nobel Week. It is an exhibition where you can get a sense of what it feels like to attend the gala. The food, the clothing, the decorations and the laureates’ speeches are in the spotlight.

https://nobelprizemuseum.se

The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo will open a new exhibition about the year’s peace prize in December.

https://www.nobelpeacecenter.org


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 in Oslo and events in Norway:
media@nobel.no

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

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