Donna Strickland delivering her Nobel Prize lecture.

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Streams during Nobel Week 2021

During Nobel Week, the laureates give their official Nobel Prize lectures, which describe the history and background of their discoveries, literature or prize-awarded work. With few exceptions, this has been done since the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901. The Nobel Prize Concert is held annually on 8 December to honour the year’s Nobel Prize laureates. The Nobel Prize award ceremonies take place on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. Watch the streams of the events here!

Watch the Nobel Prize lectures

Tuesday 7 December

14:00 CET – Nobel Prize lectures in physiology or medicine

Nobel Prize lectures in physiology or medicine

7 December 14:00 CET

David Julius: From peppers to peppermints: insights into thermosensation and pain
Ardem Patapoutian: How Do You Feel? The Molecules That Sense Touch

17:00 CET – Nobel Prize lecture in literature

Nobel Prize lecture in literature

7 December
17:00 CET

Abdulrazak Gurnah’s lecture will be published here on 7 December 17:00 CET.

Wednesday 8 December

9:00 CET – Nobel Prize lectures in physics

Nobel Prize lectures in physics

8 December
9:00 CET

Syukuro Manabe: Physical Modelling of Earth’s Climate
Klaus Hasselmann: The Human Footprint of Climate Change
Giorgio Parisi: Multiple equilibria

11:00 CET – Nobel Prize lectures in chemistry

Nobel Prize lectures in chemistry

8 December
11:00 CET

Benjamin List: Asymmetric Organocatalysis
David W.C. MacMillan: Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Democratizing Catalysis For a Sustainable World

13:00 CET – Lectures in economic sciences

Lectures in economic sciences

8 December 13:00 CET

David Card: Design‐Based Research in Empirical Microeconomics
Joshua D. Angris: Empirical strategies in economics: Illuminating the path from cause to effect
Guido W. Imbens: Causality in econometrics: methods in conversation with practice

Watch the Nobel Prize Concert

Wednesday 8 December

19:00 CET

2021 Nobel Prize Concert

Enjoy the 2021 Nobel Prize Concert featuring cellist Sol Gabetta, conductor Ryan Bancroft and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Concert programme
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Excelsior!

Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 1
Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

In Sweden you can watch the concert on SVT Play.

Watch Nobel Week Dialogue

Thursday 9 December

13:00 CET

Nobel Week Dialogue

9 December
13:00 CET

How do we make cities better? The 2021 Nobel Week Dialogue will explore the nature of the city, and possible visions of a hoped-for future. Join the discussions on 9 December.

Watch the Nobel Prize award ceremonies

Friday 10 December

13:00 CET – Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, Oslo
including the Nobel Peace Prize lectures

16:15 CET – Nobel Prize award ceremony, Stockholm

Nobel Prize award ceremony

10 December 16:15 CET

Watch the award ceremony from the Blue Hall at the Stockholm City Hall in Sweden.

Watch Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2021 – The Food Effect

Saturday 11 December

10:00–12:00 CET

The Food Effect

This year's forum will feature keynote speeches David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, and Professor Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, in addition to several other speakers.

Here you can find the complete programme for Nobel Week 2021

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