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Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

10 December - A magic date

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Nobel Laureates at ceremonies on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.

As stipulated in Nobel’s will, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.

Since 1969 an additional prize has been awarded at the ceremony in Stockholm - the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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"We are all aware of the increasing questioning of universal human rights, freedom of speech and academic independence, all values closely connected with what the Nobel Prize stands for."

- Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation

“My dress became a story I could tell.”

For most people, attending the Nobel Prize banquet or award ceremony is a once in a lifetime experience – and one with a strict dress code.

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© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud