Chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.Alfred Nobel's life and work
An entirely new industry grew up, based on Alfred Nobel's patents and with Alfred as the initiator.Alfred Nobel's dynamite companies
In his will of 27 November 1895 signed in Paris, Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be used for prizes.Excerpt of Alfred Nobel's will
How much do you know about the founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel?Try the quiz
The date and time for the announcements of the recipients of the Nobel Prize and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel are now set.
PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE - Monday 5 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS - Tuesday 6 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY - Wednesday 7 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE - Friday 9 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 12 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
LITERATURE - The date will be set later
Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).
A Laureate is a person honoured for high achievement in a particular field. A Nobel Laureate is someone who is awarded the Nobel Prize.
The word "laureate" refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honour.See all Nobel Prizes and Laureates
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be announced in:
Monday 5 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest, at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
This documentary recognises four of the 2012 Nobel Laureates whose discoveries has have led to huge leaps forward in the understanding of medical research.
Watch Mother Teresa delivering her acceptance speech after being awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
"I swore never to be silent". Listen to Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.
Although famed for his theories of relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein his Nobel Prize.More about Einstein's Nobel Prize in Physics
Marie Curie discovered the elements radium and polonium. She is the only woman to have been awarded two prizes, one in Physics and one in Chemistry.More facts about Marie Curie
Fairly unknown in Europe at the time, Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore attracted western readers with his aura of mysticism.Tagore and his India
Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle for civil rights and social justice. He held his acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December 1964.Watch the speech
Between 1901 and 2014, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 567 times to 889 people and organizations. View the full list of Nobel Prizes and Laureates.
The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 47 times.
Meet the Laureates and get insights into what gives them their drive and creativity. Discover what future challenges they are passionate about, and what it is really like being awarded the Nobel Prize.Nobel Prize Talks Podcast
No person can nominate herself/himself for a Nobel Prize. But who can?Read more about how the Nobel Laureates are nominated
The names of the nominees cannot be revealed until 50 years later, but you can search among names and additional information about the nominations 1901-1964.Explore the archive
The Nobel Foundation’s return on equity amounted to 15.8 per cent in 2014.Press release
One of today's most celebrated conductors, Franz Welser-Möst, will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the concert. Soloist is the young pianist Daniil Trifonov. Tickets are now on sale at Konserthuset.se.More about the concert
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Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!Play the Blood Typing Game
Train a dog to drool on command! It's all about conditioned learning.Play the Pavlov's Dog Game
Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.Play the Laser Challenge Game
Yoichiro Nambu, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2008 for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics, passed away on 5 July, 94 years old.Biography
Irwin Rose, 2004 Chemistry Laureate, died on 2 June, 88 years old. His research made it possible to understand at molecular level how the cell controls a number of central processes by breaking down certain proteins and not others.Biography
John F. Nash Jr., awarded the 1994 Prize in Economic Sciences together with John C. Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten for "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games", died on 23 May in a car crash, 86 years old.Biography of John F. Nash Jr.
Günter Grass, awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on 13 April, aged 87. "The rat has been awarded a Nobel Prize", he said in his Nobel Lecture.Günter Grass' Nobel Lecture: "To Be Continued ..."