Albert Einstein with his violin 'Lina'.

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Women who changed the world

Inspirational women

Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights – achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize.

Read more about the awarded women

Nobel Prize laureates share their thoughts

Student meets laureate

“If you learned something from it, it’s not a failure”

Karolinska Institutet student Sofia Iskrak met 2022 chemistry laureate Carolyn Bertozzi to ask her pressing questions, including what Bertozzi was like as a student, her favourite science-themed reads, and her advice for students who are thinking of pursuing science.

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2022 Nobel Prize laureates in discussion

Watch the laureates in a discussion about their discoveries and achievements, and how these might find a practical application. Nobel Minds is hosted by the BBC’s Zeinab Badawi.

Behind the scenes

Ever thought about what Nobel Week is like for a Nobel Prize laureate? Now you can find out.
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Ardem Patapoutian

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Event insights

What will the future look like? For many Nobel Prize laureates, this is the type of question that keeps them up at night and drives their research. 

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Every laureate faces failures and set-backs on their path to the Nobel Prize. It is a topic they are frequently asked about at events, and, given…

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Shinya Yamanaka addresses the University of Oslo

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Nobel Laureates speaking at events are united in the belief that they could not have achieved great things alone. They thank their family, friends, mentors,…


Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative in Hefei, China, with Michael W. Young

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Featured Nobel Peace Prize laureates

Nobel Peace Prize 1975
“Peace, progress, human rights – these three goals are insolubly linked to one another: it is impossible to achieve one of these goals if the other two are ignored.”
Read Andrei Sakharov’s peace lecture.
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

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Nobel Peace Prize 2001
Kofi Annan was awarded for his work for a better organized and more peaceful world as Secretary-General for the United Nations.
Read Kofi Annan’s Nobel Prize lecture.
Kofi Annan giving his Nobel Prize lecture

Kofi Annan giving his Nobel Prize lecture

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Featured Nobel Prize laureates in physics

Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
Marie and Pierre Curie made pioneering research together for many years. They came upon a very active substance they later called radium. Read their story.
Pierre and Marie Curie

Pierre and Marie Curie.

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
Learn why physics laureate Donna Strickland thinks it’s so important to maintain an element of wonder when doing science.
Donna Strickland in the laboratory

Donna Strickland in the laboratory.

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2021
The 2021 physics laureates laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it, as well as revolutionized the theory of disordered materials and random processes.

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Featured Nobel Prize laureates in chemistry

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020
What do you need in order to become a scientist? How do you become creative? How is a scientist’s life affected by being awarded prizes? Meet 2020 chemistry laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier in an intimate and reflective podcast conversation
Emmanuelle Charpentier in the laboratory

2020 chemistry laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier in the laboratory.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2006
During his career, Fraser Stoddart has broken rules and, on occasions, upset the research establishment. His journey started outside Edinburgh, Scotland, where he spent his early years working at the family farm, feeding the animals and later mending farm machinery.
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Sir Fraser Stoddart in his lab.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021
Benjamin List and David MacMillan developed a new and ingenious tool for molecule building: organocatalysis. This has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and has made chemistry greener.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021

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Watch the documentary series

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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Explore and learn

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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