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Alfred Nobel’s will and testament established the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Foundation has now commissioned a new English translation of the will in order to make Alfred Nobel’s original thinking even more accessible. Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, believes that Nobel’s intentions and values are more relevant than ever. What is the…

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by Birgitta Lemmel In 1865, soon after production at his very first company – outside Stockholm – had got started, Alfred Nobel left Sweden for Hamburg with the aim of creating a company for the production of blasting oil (the brand name for ) in Europe. He had been encouraged to set up business in…

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English Speech by Dr Marcus Storch, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation, 10 December 2010. Dr Marcus Storch delivering the opening address during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honoured Laureates, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Nobel Foundation, I would…

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Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for selecting the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry. By the terms of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1901. The Academy was founded in 1739 and has today about 440…

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On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize. His family…

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Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet is responsible for selecting the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine. By the terms of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet since 1901. The Nobel Assembly has 50…

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Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Physics The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for selecting the Nobel Laureates in Physics. By the terms of the Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1901. The Academy was founded in 1739 and has today about 440…

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When was the first Nobel Peace Prize awarded? In 1901. The prize was shared between of Switzerland, founder of the Red Cross, and the French parliamentarian and peace activist . Who decides what individual/s and/or organisation/s that gets awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? The Peace Prize is awarded by the , an independent five-member body…

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English has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 is to be awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. During World War One, chemical weapons were used to a considerable degree. The Geneva Convention of 1925 prohibited the use, but not the…

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