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2010 Nobel Prize Announcements
Freedom of Speech in China
PEACEAmong the many people campaigning for human rights in China, Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has become the most visible symbol of the struggle. A long-term exponent of non-violent protest, he is currently serving an 11-year prison term.
Mario Vargas Llosa
LITERATUREPeruvian by birth and a truly international citizen, the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature embraces multiple genres (novels, plays, essays), and politics too, in his commitment to social change.
Molecule Makers
CHEMISTRYRichard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki share the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing new, more efficient ways of linking carbon atoms together to build the complex molecules that are improving our everyday lives.
Graphene: Carbon's New Face
PHYSICSImagine a sheet of material that's just one atom thick, yet super-strong, highly conductive, practically transparent and able to reveal new secrets of fundamental physics. That's graphene, isolated by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics.
The Father of the Test Tube Baby
MEDICINERobert G. Edwards, the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, battled societal and establishment resistance to his development of the in vitro fertilization procedure, which has so far led to the birth of around 4 million people.
LIVE Webcast on Nobelprize.org!
ECONOMIC SCIENCESWatch the live webcast from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday 11 October, 1:00 p.m. CET, 11:00 a.m. GMT, at the earliest. Following the announcement, an interview will be held with one of the Prize Committee members about the 2010 Prize in Economic Sciences.You can also embed a widget on your own website and follow the live announcements and interviews.
Facts on the Nobel Peace Prize
PEACEAll Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, except for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, Norway. The founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, was a Swedish cosmopolitan. In his will, he declared that the Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded by a Norwegian committee.
Nobel Laureate Interviews
PEACEDiscover the stories behind the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Watch a video interview!
Help the Peace Doves!
EDUCATIONALDisarm the world of nuclear weapons! You have eight "Peace Doves", each able to disarm one of the eight countries possessing nuclear weapons. Try the game and learn more about nuclear disarmament!
How Would You Act As a Commander of a Prisoner War Camp?
EDUCATIONAL The Geneva Conventions of written rules and articles make some acts during war unlawful. Your mission as a camp commander in this game is to run a prisoner of war camp without violating human rights.
822 Nobel Laureates
NOBEL PRIZEBetween 1901 and 2009, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 537 times to 829 people and organizations. With some receiving the Nobel Prize more than once, this makes a total of 802 individuals and 20 organizations.
Origin of the Nobel Prize
ALFRED NOBELOn November 27, 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament in Paris. See a slide show marking the major events and circumstances leading to the awarding of the first Nobel Prizes.

 
Awarded for their Advocacy of Human Rights
Shirin Ebadi
PEACEEbadi spoke out strongly for democracy and human rights, in particular the rights of women and children.
Kim Dae-jung
PEACEFor speaking out against South Korea's authoritarian regime, Dae-jung was imprisoned and then sent into exile.
Aung San Suu Kyi
PEACEAs a result of her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi is still under house arrest.
Amnesty International
PEACESince 1961, the international non-governmental organisation has fought to protect human rights worldwide.
Andrei Sakharov
PEACEFor decades, Sakharov struggled for human rights and nuclear disarmament in the Soviet Union.
Carl von Ossietzky
PEACEOssietzky was imprisoned for publishing articles that exposed the German army's secret rearmament programme.
Press Room
Articles in Peace
PEACEPeace was the fifth and final prize area that Alfred Nobel mentioned in his will. Learn more about different aspects of the Nobel Peace Prize.
2009 Nobel Laureates
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded Organizations
PEACEThe Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 23 times to organizations between 1901 and 2009.
The Quest for Peace and Justice
Nobel Prize Awarded Women
NOBEL PRIZESA total of 40 women have been awarded between 1901 and 2009.
The Nobel Foundation
ARTICLEOn June 29, 2010, the Nobel Foundation celebrated its 110th anniversary. Learn more about the background and establishment of the Nobel Foundation.
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