Nobel Prizes Awarded

The Nobel Prize is awarded each year on December 10 in honor of Alfred Nobel (October 1833 – 10 December 1896.)

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Roger Penrose (UK), Reinhard Genzel (Germany), Andrea Ghez (USA)

“for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier (France) Jennifer A. Doudna (USA)

“for the development of a method for genome editing”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020

Harvey J. Alter (USA), Michael Houghton (UK), Charles M. Rice (USA)

“for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

Louise Gluück (USA)

“for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020

World Food Programme (WFP) “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

The Prize in Economic Sciences 2020

Paul R. Milgrom (USA), Robert B. Wilson (USA)

“for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats”

Taken from the Nobel Prize website.

 This portrait of Alfred Nobel was taken by Gösta Florman (1831–1900) 
and is in the public domain.

This portrait of Alfred Nobel was taken by Gösta Florman (1831–1900)
and is in the public domain.

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