2021 Nobel Prize Announcements

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Prize Announcements

The 2021 Nobel Prizes in Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Peace, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine 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 11, 2021 (11:45 CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: ECONOMICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    One half to...

    David Card
    for his empirical contributions to labour economics

    And the other half jointly to...

    Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens
    for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships


    Date: Friday, October 8, 2021 (11:00 a.m. CEST)
    Prize: PEACE
    Awarding institution: The Norwegian Nobel Institute
    And the prize goes to...

    Maria Ressa and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov
    for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace


    Date: Thurday, October 7, 2021 (13:00 CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: LITERATURE
    Awarding institution: The Swedish Academy
    And the prize goes to...

    Abdulrazak Gurnah
    for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents


    Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: CHEMISTRY
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan
    for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.


    Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    One half jointly to...

    Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann
    for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming

    And the other half to...

    Giorgio Parisi
    for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.


    Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 (11:30 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE
    Awarding institution: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute
    And the prize goes to...

    David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
    for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch


    Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
    Prize: IG NOBEL PRIZES
    Awarding institution: The Annals of Improbable Research
    And the winners are:

    Announced here


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