Nobel Prize Season Resumes with Physics Award from The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

by Andrew Wright
Nobel Economics Prize

The season for Nobel Prizes resumes this Tuesday as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm presents the award for physics.

This follows closely on the heels of the medicine award, which was given to Hungarian-American scientist Katalin Karikó and American researcher Drew Weissman for their groundbreaking contributions that facilitated the development of mRNA vaccines to combat COVID-19.

Last year, the physics award was jointly presented to three scientists who validated the once-skeptical theory that minuscule particles could maintain a link with one another even when physically separated. This discovery is now under investigation for its practical applications, including secure data encryption.

The cycle of Nobel Prize announcements will persist, with the chemistry award to be unveiled on Wednesday and the literature prize to be declared on Thursday.

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The announcement for the Nobel Peace Prize is scheduled for Friday, and the economics prize will be revealed on October 9th.

Each of the prizes is accompanied by a cash award of 11 million Swedish kronor (approximately $1 million USD), funded by an endowment left by the founder of the prizes, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who passed away in 1896.

Due to the depreciation of the Swedish currency, the prize amount has been increased this year by 1 million kronor.

Laureates are formally invited to accept their awards at ceremonies scheduled for December 10th, which marks the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In accordance with Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize is distributed in Oslo, while ceremonies for the other categories take place in Stockholm.

For comprehensive coverage of Nobel Prize stories, visit https://bigbignews.net/nobel-prizes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nobel Prize

When is the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarding the Nobel Prize in physics?

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is set to award the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday.

Who won the Nobel Prize in medicine this year?

Hungarian-American scientist Katalin Karikó and American researcher Drew Weissman won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work enabling the creation of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

What did last year’s physics Nobel laureates achieve?

Last year, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists who demonstrated that tiny particles could maintain a connection with each other even when separated. This is now being explored for potential applications such as encrypting information.

What are the upcoming Nobel Prize announcements?

Following the physics prize, the chemistry award will be announced on Wednesday, and the literature prize on Thursday. The Nobel Peace Prize will be revealed on Friday, and the economics award will be disclosed on October 9th.

What is the cash value of a Nobel Prize this year?

The cash award for each Nobel Prize is 11 million Swedish kronor, which is approximately $1 million USD. The amount has been increased by 1 million kronor this year due to the depreciation of the Swedish currency.

Where and when will the Nobel Prize ceremonies take place?

The Nobel Prize ceremonies are scheduled for December 10th, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. The Peace Prize ceremony will occur in Oslo, as per Nobel’s wishes, while the other ceremonies will be held in Stockholm.

Where can I follow comprehensive coverage of Nobel Prize stories?

For a full range of stories covering the Nobel Prizes, you can visit https://bigbignews.net/nobel-prizes.

More about Nobel Prize

  • Nobel Prize Official Website
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • mRNA Vaccine Research and its Impact
  • Currency Depreciation and its Economic Implications
  • Alfred Nobel’s Biography and Legacy

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Alan_B October 3, 2023 - 10:28 am

Followed the link for more Nobel news. Good stuff there, thanks for sharing!

Greg_S October 3, 2023 - 12:18 pm

interesting that the peace prize is given out in Oslo but the others in Stockholm. never knew that before.

JennyW October 3, 2023 - 4:49 pm

Dec 10 is the ceremony date, got it. Always like watching it, feels like the oscars but for really smart people.

Tina27 October 4, 2023 - 3:00 am

Can’t wait to find out who gets the peace prize this year. Always a big deal.

Mike_D October 4, 2023 - 4:17 am

So Karikó and Weissman got the medicine prize, huh? Well deserved, given the times we’re in.

Sarah J October 4, 2023 - 5:15 am

Wow, didn’t know the prize money went up because of currency issues. That’s something.


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