Prize announcement

Announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics by Professor Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 4 October 2016.

By tradition, the announcement started in Swedish and included some introductory remarks by Professor Nils Måretensson. Professor Thors Hans Hansson gave insights into the discoveries that led to the Nobel Prize. Nobel Laureate F. Duncan M. Haldane joined the press conference via phone and answered media questions.

Interview about the awarded work

“Exotic is not a precise scientific term. Exotic is something that expresses our wonder, our wonder in front something that is very unusual, very hard to understand”.

Immediately following the announcement, Professor Thors Hans Hansson, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, was interviewed by freelance journalist Joanna Rose regarding the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

See a Video of the Interview

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