The Nobel Prizes were created by Alfred Nobel for promoting outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and for work in peace. In his will, he dictated that most of his fortune should be used for prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind. Below, you can see the suggestions from Nobelprize.org’s visitors.
Who can nominate for a Nobel Prize?
No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. Valid nominators are members of academies, university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates, members of parliamentary assemblies and others. The Nobel Committees are responsible for the selection of the candidates.
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Alfred Nobel’s will and the establishment of the Nobel Prize