Video lectures from Nobel Laureates in Physics

The Nobel Laureates are required “to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded according to the Nobel Foundation statutes. The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, which takes place in Stockholm or, in the case of the Peace Prize, in Oslo on 10 December.

Videos of Nobel Lectures in Physics


Black Holes, Cosmology, and Space-Time Singularities
Nobel Lecture by Roger Penrose

A Forty Year Journey
Nobel Lecture by Reinhard Genzel

From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole
Nobel Lecture by Andrea Ghez


How Physical Cosmology Grew
Nobel Lecture by James Peebles

Plurality of Worlds in the Cosmos: A Dream of Antiquity, A Modern Reality of Astrophysics
Nobel Lecture by Michel Mayor

Exoplanets: 51 Pegasis b and all the others …
Nobel Lecture by Didier Queloz


Optical Tweezers and their Application to Biological Systems
Nobel Lecture by Arthur Ashkin

Passion for Extreme Light: for the greatest benefit to human kind
Nobel Lecture by Gérard Mourou

Generating High-Intensity Ultrashort Optical Pulses
Nobel Lecture by Donna Strickland


LIGO and Gravitational Waves I
Nobel Lecture by Rainer Weiss

LIGO and Gravitational Waves II
Nobel Lecture by Barry C. Barish

LIGO and Gravitational Waves III
Nobel Lecture by Kip S. Thorne


Topological Quantum Matter
Nobel Lecture by F. Duncan M. Haldane

Topological Defects and Phase Transitions
Nobel Lecture by J. Michael Kosterlitz


Discovery of Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations
Nobel Lecture by Takaaki Kajita

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: Observation of Flavor Change for Solar Neutrinos
Nobel Lecture by Arthur B. McDonald


Fascinated Journeys into Blue Light
Nobel Lecture by Isamu Akasaki

Growth of GaN on Sapphire via Low-Temperature Deposited Buffer Layer and Realization of p-Type GaN by Mg Doping Followed by Low-Energy Electron Beam Irradiation
Nobel Lecture by Hiroshi Amano

Background Story of the Invention of Efficient Blue InGaN Light Emitting Diodes
Nobel Lecture by Shuji Nakamura


The BEH Mechanism and its Scalar Boson
Nobel Lecture by François Englert

Evading the Goldstone Theorem
Nobel Lecture by Peter Higgs


Controlling Photons in a Box and Exploring the Quantum to Classical Boundary
Nobel Lecture by Serge Haroche

Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schroedinger’s Cat
Nobel Lecture by David J. Wineland


Measuring the Acceleration of the Cosmic Expansion Using Supernovae
Nobel Lecture by Saul Perlmutter

The Path to Measuring Cosmic Acceleration
Nobel Lecture by Brian P. Schmidt

Supernovae Reveal an Accelerating Universe
Nobel Lecture by Adam G. Riess


Random Walk to Graphene
Nobel Lecture by Andre Geim

Graphene: Materials in the Flatland
Nobel Lecture by Konstantin Novoselov


Sand from Centuries Past: Send Future Voices Fast
Nobel Lecture by Charles K. Kao

CCD – an Extension of Man’s Vision
Nobel Lecture by Willard S. Boyle

The Invention and Early History of the CCD
Nobel Lecture by George E. Smith


Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Particle Physics: a Case of Cross Fertilization
Nobel Lecture by Yoichiro Nambu

CP Violation and Flavour Mixing
Nobel Lecture by Makoto Kobayashi

What Does CP Violation Tell Us?
Nobel Lecture by Toshihide Maskawa


The Origin, the Development and the Future of Spintronics
Nobel Lecture by Albert Fert

From Spinwaves to Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) and Beyond
Nobel Lecture by Peter Grünberg


From the Big Bang to the Nobel Prize and Beyond
Nobel Lecture by John C. Mather

Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Anisotropies: Their Discovery and Utilization
Nobel Lecture by George F. Smoot


One Hundred Years of Light Quanta
Nobel Lecture by Roy J. Glauber

Defining and Measuring Optical Frequencies: The Optical Clock Opportunity – and More
Nobel Lecture by John L. Hall

Passion for Precision
Nobel Lecture by Theodor W. Hänsch


The Discovery of Asymptotic Freedom and the Emergence of QCD
Nobel Lecture by David J. Gross

The Dilemma of Attribution
Nobel Lecture by H. David Politzer

Asymptotic Freedom: From Paradox to Paradigm
Nobel Lecture by Frank Wilczek


Type II Superconductors and the Vortex Lattice
Nobel Lecture by Alexei A. Abrikosov

On Superconductivity and Superfluidity
Nobel Lecture by Vitaly L. Ginzburg

Superfluid 3-He: The Early Days as Seen by a Theorist
Nobel Lecture by Anthony J. Leggett


A Half-Century with Solar Neutrinos
Nobel Lecture by Raymond Davis Jr.

Birth of Neutrino Astrophysics
Nobel Lecture by Masatoshi Koshiba

The Dawn of X-Ray Astronomy
Nobel Lecture by Riccardo Giacconi


Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Dilute Gas; The First 70 Years and Some Recent Experiments
Nobel Lecture by Eric A. Cornell

When Atoms Behave as Waves: Bose-Einstein Condensation and the Atom Laser
Nobel Lecture by Wolfgang Ketterle

Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Dilute Gas; The First 70 Years and Some Recent Experiments
Nobel Lecture by Carl E. Wieman


Double Heterostructure Concept and its Applications in Physics, Electronics and Technology
Nobel Lecture by Zhores I. Alferov

Quasi-Electric Fields and Band Offsets: Teaching Electrons New Tricks
Nobel Lecture by Herbert Kroemer

Turning Potential into Reality: The Invention of the Integrated Circuit
Nobel Lecture by Jack S. Kilby


A Confrontation with Infinity
Nobel Lecture by Gerardus ‘t Hooft

From Weak Interactions to Gravitation
Nobel Lecture by J. G. Veltman

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