Nobel glory awaits handful of top scientists

Next week a select few will get a $1.4 million phone call from Scandinavia. Others will learn that they once again were passed over by the Nobel Prize judges, writes AP.

Starting Monday Oct. 5, the six Nobel committees will announce their picks for the world’s most prestigious awards, honoring outstanding achievements in medicine, chemistry, physics, literature, economics and the promotion of world peace.

Minutes just before the announcement, the Prize Awarding Institution calls the Nobel Laureates to inform them that they have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

These calls can come at unexpected times and reach Nobel Laureates in unexpected places. View some recollections of those special moments when the “magic call” came through here.

The Nobel Laureates take center stage in Stockholm on Dec. 10 when the laureates receive the Nobel Prize Medal, Nobel Prize Diploma and document confirming the Nobel Prize amount from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

In Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates receive their Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.

An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates. In Stockholm, the lectures are presented days before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.

In Oslo, the Nobel Laureates deliver their lectures during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony.


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