Nobel Prize Facts

Nobel Prize is given at an international level which is administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. It is awarded for outstanding contributions in several categories including literature, chemistry, peace, physiology or medicine, physics, and economic sciences.

The First Nobel Prize award was first awarded in 1901. It is based in the honoured of “Alfred Nobel” who was an inventor, entrepreneur, chemist, and engineer. Alfred Nobel, a Swedish scientist will have established five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901.

Who is a Nobel Prize Laureate?

Nobel Laureate is a person or an organisation who is awarded Nobel Prize for their outstanding contributions in any of the categories including peace, literature, chemistry, physics, physiology or economic sciences and medicine.

What does “laureate” mean?

The word “laureate” refers as a laurel wreath. In ancient Greece “laurel wreath” is refers as a sign of honour.

Facts about Nobel Prize

  • Nobel Prize in the field of Physics and Chemistry is given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
  • The Sveriges Riksbank Prize is given in the field of Economic Sciences.
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute.
  • In Literature, the Swedish Academy grants the Nobel Prize.
  • The Nobel Prize in the field of Peace is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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