Anniversary of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize

Anniversary of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize

On December 10th 1901, the first ever Nobel Prizes were presented to the Laureates at the ceremony. In his will, Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901.

Between 1901 and 2018 the Prize was awarded 590 times to 935 people and organisations.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway and the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature and the Prize in Economic Sciences are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.

Even after 117 years the Nobel Prize is one of the most distinguished and prestigious awards available in the fields of chemistry, literature, peace activism, physics, physiology and medicine.

Since 1901, every award presentation ceremony has been held on December 10th, the anniversary of Alfred’s death.

An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates. In Stockholm, the lectures are presented days before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. In Oslo, the Nobel Laureates deliver their lectures during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony. The prize award ceremony in Stockholm has almost without any exception taken place at the Stockholm Concert Hall since 1926.

Each Laureate is handed a diploma from His Majesty the King of Sweden after each of their speeches and presentations. 

Source : Nobel Prize organisation