The Nobel year is marked by a few key dates. January 31st, which marks the close of nominations for all the Nobel Prizes (except for Peace, for which the date is February 1st), June 6th, the date by which new Laureates officially have to give a Nobel Lecture in order to receive their Prize. Early October, when the year’s announcements are made. And, as regular readers will know well, December 10th, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death and day on which the Nobel Prizes are always awarded.
The 2009 Laureates have now left Stockholm and Oslo, having participated in a very full programme of events surrounding the December 10th ceremonies. Nobelprize.org has captured many of the highlights of those days, including lectures, interviews, readings, banquet speeches, galleries of images and of course footage of the ceremonies and banquet. You’ll find a selection of this new material below, which will hopefully help to introduce the new Laureates and their work.
Opening her Nobel Lecture, and showing a picture of a bouquet of flowers, Chemistry Laureate Ada Yonath said, “The main difference between my life now and my life two months ago is the huge amount of love and flowers that I got, and I wanted to share it with you”. Extending that thought, we hope you enjoy sharing in the celebrations.