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Mother Teresa

"The Poorest of the Poor Are Our Brothers and Our Sisters"

Watch Mother Teresa delivering her acceptance speech after being awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.


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"I swore never to be silent". Listen to Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.


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In this interview, John Nash, 1994 Laureate in Economic Sciences, talks about the impact the Prize had on his life, his talent for mathematics as a child, and shares his thoughts about the movie on his life, A Beautiful Mind.


Rita Levi-Montalcini

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Find out why Rita Levi-Montalcini's Nobel Prize awarded research began in a bedroom in Italy during World War II.


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"Sleep well at night ... In the night, lots of things happen in your brain"

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Awarded women

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Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights - achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize. See them all in this video.


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Awarded for "the Greatest Benefit to Mankind"

Twelve Laureates were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2017. See a short presentation of them here.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his acceptance speech

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racism. "He is the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence", said the Chairman of the Nobel Committee in his presentation speech.

Presentation of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
Martin Luther King Jr. receiving his Nobel Peace Prize

"I Have the Great Honour ..."

Watch Martin Luther King Jr. receive his Nobel Medal and Diploma in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December 1964. Aged 35, he was then the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ever.

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Martin Luther King Jr

For Civil Rights and Social Justice

Martin Luther King Jr. dreamt that all inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the colour of their skin. Read or listen to his Nobel Lecture "The Quest for Peace and Justice".

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Lecture

Nobel Laureates Facts

May-Britt Moser receiving her Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

All Nobel Laureates

Between 1901 and 2017, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 585 times to 923 people and organizations.

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Pierre and Marie Curie

Nobel Prize Awarded Organizations

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 27 times to organizations.

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Alice Munro

Nobel Prizes to Women

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 49 times between 1901 and 2017.

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Malala Yousafzai

Youngest Laureate

Youngest Nobel Laureate ever is Malala Yousafzai. She was 17 years old when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai - Girls' Right to Education in Focus

Under the most dangerous circumstances, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education. She was awarded the 2014 Peace Prize.

Watch or read her Nobel Lecture
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore - From Unknown to Famous

Fairly unknown in Europe at the time, Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore attracted western readers with his aura of mysticism.

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Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner - Discovered the ABO Blood Groups

Human blood groups were discovered in 1901 by Karl Landsteiner, later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein - Not Only the Theory of Relativity

Although famed for his theory of general relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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© Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk

Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prizes

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Alfred Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize.

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© David Chipperfield Architects

Nobel Center - A New Public Building

Nobel Center is to be built on Blasieholmen, on a wonderful site along Stockholm's central waterfront.

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In Memoriam

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Richard E. Taylor Passes Away

Richard E. Taylor passed away on 22 February, age 88. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1990 for investigations that found clear signs that there exists an inner structure in the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus.

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Günter Blobel

Günter Blobel Dies at 81

Medicine Laureate and molecular biologist Günter Blobel passed away on 18 February. Blobel discovered that newly made proteins in living cells are provided with an "address tag" in order to be directed to the right location in the body.

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1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Hans G. Dehmelt

Nicolaas Bloembergen Passes Away

Nicolaas Bloembergen shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for the study of atomic systems using laser light. He passed away on 5 September at age 97.

Nicolaas Bloembergen's autobiography
1981 Nobel Prize in Physics

Liu Xiaobo. Photo: Copyright © The Nobel Foundation. Photo: Bi Yimin

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Liu Xiaobo Dies at Age 61

Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China".

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