Nobel — the man, the prize, the celebrations
Find out everything you need to know about the Swedish Nobel Prize, the celebrations and the Swede behind it all, Alfred Nobel.
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The eyes of the world are on Sweden for the pomp and pageantry of the annual Nobel banquet. But do the achievements of the brilliant people singled out by the Swedish experts of the Nobel committees really make a difference? Here’s a list of Nobel Laureates whose work has changed your life.
The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious award in the world. Prize-winning discoveries include X-rays, radioactivity and penicillin. Peace Laureates include Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Nobel Laureates in Literature, including Rudyard Kipling and Doris Lessing, have thrilled readers with works such as The Jungle Book and The Grass is Singing.
Feeling a bit confused about exactly what happens during Nobel Day and its festivities? Not to worry. This is your guide through the December 10 event.
In the Swedish capital of Stockholm, December 10 means Nobel Day. For the prizewinners this is the high point of a week of speeches, conferences and receptions. Years of hard work are rewarded with a medal from the Swedish king, followed by a gala banquet — for 1,300 people.
In the dark and cold of a Swedish winter comes Nobel fever. It culminates on December 10, at the Nobel Prize award ceremony and banquet. How do you host a dinner for 1,300 guests? Sweden.se finds out.
Which author was out grocery shopping when she was named Literature laureate? What was the medal mix-up that took diplomats years to resolve? And who were the famous dictators nominated for Peace?
The Nobel Prizes are internationally recognized as the world’s most prestigious civil honors. But what about the man behind them? Flick through our online book about Alfred Nobel to find out more about not only his scientific and entrepreneurial achievements but also the private individual behind them.
Nobel frenzy is sweeping Sweden and the rest of the world. The first week of October sees the Nobel Prize winners revealed one by one. For many years the winners have received the same prize amount, SEK 10 million, in return for their contributions to mankind.
The Swedish Nobel Prize is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements. But how many people really understand discoveries such as giant magnetoresistance, which won the 2007 physics prize? A couple in India are doing their share to enlighten people.