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. 


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.

New exhibition at the Nobel Prize Museum

Coming up

24-26 May 2023
The Nobel Prize Summit “Truth, Trust and Hope” will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other world-renowned experts and leaders for a global dialogue on how to stop misinformation from eroding public trust in science, scientists, and the institutions they serve.

Speakers will include Nobel Prize laureates such as journalist and author Maria Ressa and astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter
Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien

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