"We know as a matter of history that in a world one degree warmer than today the average sea level was six to nine metres higher. That would mean that central London is underwater."
Steven Chu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on lasers but today spends much of his time working on new solutions to tackle climate change.
PhD student Sofie Ährlund-Richter got the chance to chat with 2018 Chemistry Laureate Frances Arnold. They discussed everything from fearlessness and motivation to creating a sustainable world and being persistent in pursuing long-term goals. “If you’re going to change the world, you’ve got to try really different things,” Frances told Sofie.
A new English translation of Alfred Nobel's will - the document that sparked the creation of the Nobel Prize - has now been completed, making Nobel's original thinking even more accessible.
Here, Lars Heikensten, the Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, answers questions about the latest translation and explains why Nobel's intentions and values are more relevant than ever.
Shinya Yamanaka is a runner, a father and the man who first created stem cells from normal body cells. A pioneer of biomedical research, he describes how he was determined to find success in the face of all else.
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?
Marie and Pierre Curie’s pioneering research led to not one, but two Nobel Prizes, the first for the couple, the second for Marie.
Discover more about the 2018 Nobel Prizes with the easy-to-use Nobel Prize Lessons. Watch the videos, look through the manual and slides, print the texts for students and start the class.
904 individuals and 24 organizations have been awarded Nobel Prizes so far. See the full list of all Nobel Laureates, awarded for "the benefit of humankind".