Nobel prize announcements

Nobel prize announcements

Beginning this week, the announcements of the Nobel Laureates will take place.
In his testament, Alfred Nobel designated the institutions responsible for the prizes he wished to be established: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Swedish Academy for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and a Committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Riksbank established the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1968 and the year after, in 1969, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was given the task to select the Laureates in Economic Sciences.

The schedule for this year’s announcements of the Nobel Laureates is as follows:

  • Physiology or Medicine:
    Monday 3 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
  • Physics:
    Tuesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
  • Chemistry:
    Wednesday 5 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
  • On 7 October at 11 am, the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced by Kaci Kullmann Five, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
  • The Riksbank’s Prize in Economic Sciences will be announced on 10 October.
  • The Swedish Academy will announce the prize for literature on October 13.

The announcements can be viewed live here.

The Nobel Laureates traditionally receive their awards at a banquet in Stockholm on 10 Dececmber, the date on which Alfred Nobel, the prize’s creator and the inventor of dynamite, died in 1896.

Image provided by the Nobel Foundation

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Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having worked in the field for 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in the corporate- and NGOs sectors London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012.