2019 Nobel Prize Announcements

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Prize Announcements

The 2019 Nobel Prizes in Peace, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine and Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel prize as well as 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: Monday, October 14, 2019 (11:45 CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: ECONOMICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer
    for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.


    Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 (11:00 a.m. CEST)
    Prize: PEACE
    Awarding institution: The Norwegian Nobel Institute
    And the prize go to...

    Abiy Ahmed Ali
    for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.


    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 (13:00 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: LITERATURE
    Awarding institution: The Swedish Academy
    And the prize goes to...

    Peter Handke
    for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.


    Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: CHEMISTRY
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, Akira Yoshino
    for the development of lithium-ion batteries


    Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize go to... for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos

    with one half to James Peebles
    for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology

    and the other half jointly to

    Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz
    for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star


    Date: Monday, October 7, 2019 (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...

    William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza
    for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.


    Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 (6:00 pm EDT)
    Prize: IG NOBEL PRIZES
    Awarding institution: The Annals of Improbable Research
    And the winners are:

    Announced here


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