Nomination archive

Notes from the Norwegian Nobel Committee Archives
From the archives. Courtesy of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Nominations for the Nobel Prizes are handled by the Nobel Prize awarding institutions. Now, all nominations are collected in one database. Explore and search the nomination database!

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The nomination database

The database is not yet complete. Currently, data until 1971 is included for nominations to all Nobel Prizes except the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, that only contains data until 1953. Note also that names of the nominees and other information about the nominations cannot be revealed until 50 years later. See the manual for more details.

Number of nominations in Physics from 1901 to 1970:3305
Number of nominations in Chemistry from 1901 to 1970:3496
Number of nominations in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to 1953:5110
Number of nominations in Literature from 1901 to 1971:3777
Number of nominations in Peace from 1901 to 1971:4734

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Nominators, nominees and Nobel laureates

Here you can discover the individuals who have nominated others for a Nobel Prize and those who were nominated for a Nobel Prize

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