During the glittering and elegant ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 1961, the Nobel Laureates of the year received their Nobel Prize from King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. Professors Hofstadter and Mössbauer were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, Melvin Calvin the Chemistry Prize, Georg von Békésy the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and Ivo Andric the Literature Prize.
This year 12 new laureates have been awarded for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.