2016 Nobel Prize Announcements

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Prize Announcements

The 2016 Nobel Prizes in Literature, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Peace, Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine as well as the Ig-Nobel Prizes have been announced!

While you're here, why not also read about past winners.

N.B. The time of the announcement is given in Stockholm time (Central European Time); subtract 6 hours to get the US Eastern Daylight Time).


    Date: According to tradition, the Swedish Academy will set the date for its announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature later.
    Prize: LITERATURE
    Awarding institution: The Swedish Academy
    And the prize goes to...

    Bob Dylan
    for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.


    Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 (11:45 CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: ECONOMICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström
    for their contributions to contract theory


    Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 (11:00 a.m. CEST)
    Prize: PEACE
    Awarding institution: The Norwegian Nobel Institute
    And the prize go to...

    Juan Manuel Santos
    for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end



    Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize go to...

    David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz
    for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.


    Date: Monday, October 3, 2016 (11:30 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE
    Awarding institution: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute
    And the prize go to...

    Yoshinori Ohsumi
    for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.


    Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 (7:30 pm EDT)
    Prize: IG NOBEL PRIZES
    Awarding institution: The Annals of Improbable Research
    And the winners are:

    Announced here


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