Olga Botner interviewed at a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud

Press room

Press room for the Nobel Foundation and the outreach activities of the Nobel Prize

The Nobel Foundation is a private institution established in 1900 based on the will of Alfred Nobel. The main task is to manage the assets made available through the will, and the intellectual property related to the Nobel Prize that has developed over the years.

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace – the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Several outreach organisations and activities have been developed to inspire generations and disseminate knowledge about the Nobel Prize. The entities include: Nobel Prize Outreach and the Nobel Prize Museum, all located in Stockholm, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize, the Research & Information AS and the Nobel Peace Center Foundation, all located in Oslo. You can read more about these activities here. 


Here you can find images of Nobel Laureates and public events.

Strickland recieving medal


The official program of the Nobel Week begins on 5 December. Many of the events will this year be streamed and possible to follow live online. See the full programme here.


Nobel Prize award ceremony at Konserthuset Stockholm, 10 December 2019.

© Nobel Media. Photo: Nanaka Adachi

Didier Queloz delivering his Nobel Lecture.

© Nobel Media. Photo: A. Mahmoud

The Laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries this year. We will publish images for media from these ceremonies on 7-8 December.


The final moment when the diplomas are complete and just need to be placed in their box.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Dan Lepp.

To bring some more light and hope to our lives, about fifteen places around Stockholm will be lit up for Nobel Week Lights Stockholm on 5-13 December as part of the 2020 Nobel Week. This celebration of lights weaves together art and technology in a playful new way to celebrate this year’s Nobel Laureates.

Nobel Week Lights (Ledsagare/Nobel Prize Museum)

Light installation "Ledsagare" by Tobias Rylander and Sahara Widoff, inspired by the procession that opens the Nobel Banquet.

Photo: Nobel Prize Museum