Let’s celebrate the great minds of science

Published 7 December 2016 in:

It’s time to celebrate the great minds of science in the spirit of Alfred Nobel. Saturday 10 December is the day of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall and the dazzling Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to the laureates at a ceremony on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. As stipulated in the will of the Swedish-born inventor and international industrialist Alfred Nobel, opened after his death in 1896, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.

Since 1969 an additional prize has been awarded at the ceremony in Stockholm, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. This prize was established in 1968 on the occasion of the Riksbank’s 300th anniversary.

The prize award ceremony in Stockholm has been held at the Stockholm Concert Hall (Stockholms Konserthus) every year since 1926, almost without exception.

The ceremony is followed by a banquet at the Stockholm City Hall (Stockholms Stadshus) for about 1 300 guests, including the Nobel laureates and their families and around 250 students. With a few exceptions, the City Hall has hosted the Nobel Banquet since 1930. The Nobel festivities in Stockholm are arranged by the Nobel Foundation and are primarily an academic celebration of outstanding achievements in science and literature.

Their Majesties the King and Queen and other members of Sweden’s Royal Family are guests of honour at both the prize award ceremony and the banquet. Members of the Swedish Government and Parliament are also invited. Many international guests represent the sciences and the cultural world, while the Swedish guests are typically involved in Nobel-related activities in one capacity or another or support the sciences through donations.

Join us in celebrating the great minds of science with us!

Read more and follow the festivities live on the official site of the Nobel Prize.