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

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Press room

Press room for the Nobel Foundation, Nobel Media and Nobel Prize Museum

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. Several outreach organisations and activities have been developed to inspire generations and disseminate knowledge about the Nobel Prize.

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.


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

Strickland recieving medal


The global pandemic and the COVID-19 situation are having a very broad impact on society. Events that bring together many participants are being postponed or reconfigured. This situation will also affect the 2020 Nobel Week, which will adopt new formats to celebrate and pay tribute to this year’s Laureates.

Kip S. Thorne  receiving his Nobel Prize from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Kip S. Thorne receiving his Nobel Prize from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 2017.

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