The Nobel story

The Nobel story

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) is one of the most famous Stockholmers of all time. The prize that bears his name is known worldwide. His spirit of curiosity, creativity and entrepreneurship lives on, especially in Stockholm during an intensive week at the end of each year.

Nobel on the film screen »
From Oscar awarded “A Beautiful Mind” to Tomb Raider and popular culture series like The Simpsons and Big Bang Theory. Here is our top appearences of the Nobel Prize in movies and TV.

Discover Stockholm: Following the Nobel Prize trail »
Few will receive the Prize, but everyone can experience Stockholm like a laureate. This is our insider’s guide to a Nobel weekend in Stockholm.

Here’s how it works »
Ever wondered how the recipients are selected? Here is a short guide that takes you through the process from nomination to the Royal hand shake.

Facts and stories »
Who was the house keeper who inspired Nobel to the Peace Prize? Who were the oldest and the youngest laureates? And who refused the prize? We unravel the known and unknown stories about the Prize.

Milestones from the history of the Nobel Prize »
Does the when’s and where’s confuse you? This is our crash course in the history of the Nobel Prize.

Quotes on the Nobel effect on Stockholm »
Don’t take our word for it. Here are some comments on the effect from a wide perspective of people.

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