Albert Einstein with his violin 'Lina'.

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Nobel Prize Conversations season 3

Listen to new episodes of our podcast ‘Nobel Prize Conversations’! We will be releasing a new episode every second Thursday featuring a new Nobel Prize laureate. During these six episodes we meet one laureate from each prize category. The episodes focus on how our future can develop in different areas.
Nobel Prize conversations

Calling the Nobel Prize laureates

Literature prize Q&A

Can anybody be nominated? What criteria do you use? We spoke to Ellen Mattson, who helps to decide the Nobel Prize in Literature, about how the prize process works.
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Writer Ellen Mattson

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Medicine prize Q&A

Learn more about how the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is decided and awarded in this interview with medicine prize awarder Juleen Zierath.
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Juleen Zierath, professor of physiology

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A team of female Yazidi deminers in Iraq attempting to clear their land of mines left behind by ISIS.  A team of scientists on an extraordinary mission in Mozambique to help better our understanding of climate change. A man building prosthetic legs to help victims of war walk again in South Sudan … All are inspired by Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

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Nobel Prize conversations

Through their lives and work, failures and successes – get to know the individuals who have been awarded the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize Conversations is a podcast with a new episode every other Thursday.


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Nobel Minds 2020

Nobel Laureates in discussion

The 2020 Nobel Laureates talk about their research and careers in a unique roundtable discussion, ‘Nobel Minds’, moderated by Cecilia Gralde. They are discussing the theories, discoveries and research behind their awards, and the value of science in dealing with the global pandemic.

Participating Nobel Laureates: Physics laureate Andrea Ghez, Chemistry laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier, Medicine laureate Michael Houghton, Assistant Executive-Director Valerie Guarnieri representing Peace Prize laureate World Food Programme and laureate in Economic Sciences Paul Milgrom.

Nobel Laureates share their stories

Every laureate faces failures and set-backs on their path to the Nobel Prize. It is a topic they are frequently asked about at Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative events, and, given that we all fail from time to time, their insights are relevant for us all, whether failure is something already experienced, or whether it is yet to come!

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Shinya Yamanaka addresses the University of Oslo

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Nobel Prize Lessons

From genetic editing to combatting world hunger. An unmistakable poetic voice to black holes. New treatments for hepatitis C to the quest for the perfect auction. Now you can bring the discoveries and achievements made by the 2020 Nobel Laureates into the classroom.

The lessons are free and so easy to use that a teacher can look through the manual, watch the slides, print the texts for students and then start the class.

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The Nobel Prize medal

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Nobel Laureate in conversation

Everything you wanted to know about pandemics

We live in a world where viruses and bacteria can be spread across the globe within hours. At the same time our medical knowledge is better than ever and we have a number of ways to stop disease. Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty is an expert in how pandemics arise, are spread and eliminated, and Danish writer Hanne-Vibeke Holst has written the novel ‘Like the Plague’ in which she realistically portrays the challenges a major flu pandemic could cause.

In conversation with Amina Manzoor, medical reporter at Dagens Nyheter, they discuss how our world could deal with a new pandemic. This event, held before the coronavirus pandemic, was hosted by the Nobel Prize Museum in association with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern’s Forum/Debatt and took place at the Under Fontänen stage in Stockholm, 11 December 2019.

Ask a Nobel Laureate: Sustainability Edition

You asked – he answers!

What did Nobel Laureate Steven Chu say when we asked your questions on sustainability and climate change? Find out by watching the Q&A with Chu. He has devoted a large part of his scientific career to searching for solutions to our climate challenges.

Steven Chu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1997

15 minutes with Physics Laureate Didier Queloz

“There is no age for being clever!”

If you had the chance to meet a Nobel Laureate, what would you ask? High school student Jin Manlai met Didier Queloz to talk about life, science and career choices. Besides discussing these topics, Jin was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Queloz’s Nobel Prize medal that he just picked up minutes before their meeting.

Marie and Pierre Curie’s pioneering research led to not one, but two Nobel Prizes, the first for the couple, the second for Marie.

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Pierre and Marie Curie in the "hangar" at l'Ecole de physique et chimie industrielles in Paris, France, where they made their discovery. (Photo taken 1898.)

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Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held – in retrospect – that the Indian national leader should have been selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize. Why?

Mahatma Gandhi laughing

Mahatma Gandhi laughing.

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