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

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: A. Mahmoud

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. 

Nobel Week 2022

Here you can find information on the press programme for the Nobel Week in Oslo. You need to apply for accreditation for some of the activities during the week. Please see details in the programme.
2021 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

2021 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

Here you can find information on the press programme for the Nobel Week in Stockholm. You need to apply for accreditation for some of the activities during the week. Please see details in the programme.
James P. Allison at award ceremony

James P. Allison after receiving his Nobel Prize at the Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 2018.

© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

The Nobel Prize banquet is back, with Nobel Prize laureates and other guests being welcomed to the Blue Hall of Stockholm City Hall for the first time since 2019. This will be celebrated with a grand musical divertissement. Singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright will guide the audience through his musical universe together with opera singer Elin Rombo and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hans Ek.
Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Photo: Miranda Penn Turin

The Nobel Foundation has invited this year’s Nobel Prize laureates together with laureates from 2020 and 2021 to the Nobel Week. No fewer than 27 laureates will attend this year’s festivities in Stockholm. A number of other previous laureates will also participate in the Nobel Week Dialogue science conference on 9 December.
The Nobel Prize medal.

The Nobel Prize medal.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Clément Morin.


Here you can find the latest press releases.

Press conference

© Nobel Media. Photo: Rasmus Lundgren

Här finns pressmeddelanden på svenska och norska.


© Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud

Here you can find images of Nobel Prize laureates and public events.

Strickland recieving medal

Donna Strickland receives her Nobel Prize from the King of Sweden.

© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Here you can find published documents.

A bust of Alfred Nobel

© Nobel Prize Outreach, photo: Pi Frisk.


On 1 October, the Nobel Prize Museum’s new exhibition entitled Life Eternal will open at Liljevalchs art gallery in Stockholm.
Jone Kvie

The artwork Untitled (Carrier) by Jone Kvie will be on display at the exhibition 'Life Eternal'.

© Jone Kvie/BONO. Photo: A. Sune Berg.

2022 Nobel Prize Concert

Bringing extra star power to this year’s Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December will be German soprano Diana Damrau. Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the concert.
German soprano Diana Damrau

Soprano Diana Damrau.

Photo: Jürgen Frank

2022 Nobel Prizes

On Wednesday, 4 May, the Nobel Foundation announced that SEK 1.2 billion (more than USD 120 million) has been donated by the Erling-Persson Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to build the Nobel Center − a house for science, culture and dialogue to be located at Slussen in central Stockholm, Sweden.

At the same time, the Nobel Foundation unveiled its plans for the Center’s public activities, which will inspire Stockholm residents, school children and tourists to participate in solving the challenges of the future and helping create a better world.
Illustration of the view from inside the Nobel Center

Illustration of the view from inside the Nobel Center.

Illustration: TMRW.inc