Nobel Prize Facts
On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace - the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Learn more about the Nobel Laureates here.
The Nobel Prize 2017 are as follows
"for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"
"for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution"
"for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm"
"who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world"
"for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons"
"for his contributions to behavioural economics"