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The Nobel Prize: Here’s how it works

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2012 12:52 UTC

Nobel Laureates are chosen after an extensive selection process at the top scientific academies in Stockholm and Sweden. Just weeks after this year’s Laureates receive their prizes from the hand of King Carl XVI Gustaf, work begins on nominations for next year.

The Nobel Prize: Factoids and stories

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2012 12:51 UTC

The Nobel Prize provided an outlet for the issues that had engaged Alfred Nobel during his lifetime. Science and research, especially on nitroglycerin, granted him a global lifestyle with friends and connections worldwide. The Prize was a tool to enable science to become a vehicle to make the world an even better place. But science is not everything.

The Nobel Prize: Milestones from the history of the Nobel Prize

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2012 12:49 UTC

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) is one of the most famous Stockholmers of all time. The prize that bears his name is known worldwide since it was established with the fortune he left in his will as the first donation. Nobel’s spirit of curiosity, creativity and entrepreneurship lives on, especially in Stockholm during an intensive week at the end of each year.