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JessRulz 10-04-2011 02:17 AM

The Nobel Prize 2011
The Nobel Prizes of 2011

The Nobel Prize laureates for 2011 will be announced over the course of this week. Yesterday, the Prize for Physiology or Medicine was announced by the Nobel Assembly.

Physiology or Medicine - Bruce A. Beutle, Jules A. Hoffmann; "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity"; and Ralph M. Steinman; "for his discovery ofthe dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity."

Physics - Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, Adam G. Riess; "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae."

- Dan Shechtman; "for the discovery of quasicrystals."

- Tomas Tranströmer; "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality."

Economic Sciences - Thomas J. Sargent, Christopher A. Sims; "for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy."

The awards ceremony will take place, as it does each year, in December in Stockholm, with the prizes being presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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JessRulz 10-04-2011 02:23 AM

Press Release from the Nobel Assembly, stating that laureate Ralph Steinman will remain a laureate, despite having passed away on September 30th, three days beore the announcement of the Physiology or Medicine Prize laureates.

The Assembly did not learn of Mr Steinman's death, from pancreatic cancer, until several hours after the announcement had been made. One of the conditions of the Nobel Prizes is that they may not be awarded posthumously, unless the award had been announced and the laureate passed away between the time of announcement and the ceremony.

As the Assembly believed that Mr Steinman was still alive when they made their decision and the subsequent announcement, they have chosen to keep Mr Steinman as this year's laureate.

Soli Deo Gloria 10-06-2011 10:41 AM

Tomas Tranströmer receive the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature
Some have said that it is difficult to give the prize to a Swedish writer (because its a Swedish prize) but unlike the last time when two Swedes won the literature prize (Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinsson shared the prize in 1974) Tomas Tranströmer is NOT a member of the Swedish Academy (who appoints the winner). AND he is read and loved abroad (ie in countries other than Sweden ...)

haga 10-19-2011 03:17 AM

I hope Madeleine will be there. But she seems more interested in the US private life than she does with representing her own heritage and country and it's not's pathetic.

grevinnan 10-19-2011 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by haga (Post 1327564)
I hope Madeleine will be there. But she seems more interested in the US private life than she does with representing her own heritage and country and it's not's pathetic.

The royal family's role at the Nobel prize dinner is that of guests. The event is the responsibility of the Nobel Organization and the event if to honor the prize winners. The King's role is to present the awards to the winners. Although it is a very important social event it is not an event hosted by the King. The Queen always is escorted into the event by the Chairman of the Nobel Organization and they enter right after the King and his escort.

If Madeleine chooses to not attend is perfectly fine for me as a Swede and I would guess for most of my countryfolk. The event is to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of the winners and the important role of the Nobel Foundation in recognizing them with the prizes.

I rather see Princess Madeleine involved in such an important organization as the World Childhood than being fodder for papparazzis every time she steps outside. Sweden is smaller than Los Angeles county in population so the number or royals doing royal stuff are plenty. Prince Daniel is doing a great job and as the future consort of our future Queen he should be the busiest royal after the King, Queen and Crown Princess.

Rascal 11-07-2011 11:13 AM

Absences over the years
It remains to be seen whether or not Madeleine and Carl Philip attend the Nobel ceremony and banquet as well as the dinner hosted by the King on the next night. In some years past different members have missed one or both nights.

Silvia - 1980 (I believe she was ill at the time...this is the only one that she has missed since becoming queen of sweden)
Victoria - 1996,2002
Madeleine - 2001,2004,2010
Lilian - 2006 was the last one she attended. Her Alzheimer's or dementia have prevented her from making public appearances since that time. Prior to that, however, she never missed a Nobel ceremony since joining the royal family - 31 straight appearances.
Christina - Some of these may just be listed because I had not seen or verified a photograph from that particular year. Perhaps someone would have better knowledge of her attendance...but AFAIK she was not present in 1984-86,1988,1990,1993,1995,1996, and 2007.
Desiree - has attended some of the events but never consistently.

Does anyone know why Victoria and Madeleine were absent during the years listed?

Esmerelda 11-07-2011 11:27 AM

1996: Victoria was in college in the US, I believe. Don't know about 2002 or why Madeleine didn't attend on the years listed.

Rascal 11-07-2011 03:53 PM

Thanks for the reply Esmerelda. I first thought about Victoria and college as well. But then I remembered that she didn't leave to study in the US until after the public announcement of her battle with eating disorders in 1997. She didn't begin to study at Yale until January 1998. Is there some other education she received in the US prior to her time at Yale of which I am unaware? Thanks again. :smile:

Stefan 11-07-2011 03:59 PM

In either 2004 or 2001 Madeleine got the flu and had to cancel because of it.

Boris 11-07-2011 04:14 PM

CP Victoria did not attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in two more years apart from the the ones listed by Rascal - the years she was missing are 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002.
Princess Christina actually attended almost every time; it's just difficult to find pics of her from the earlier years online, and she was also present in 2007.

Boris 12-05-2011 12:40 PM

The official website of the Luxembourg Court has announced that Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa will attend the Nobel Award ceremony and banquet on December 10th as well as the annual ‘Day After’ gala dinner at Stockholm Palace on the 11th on the invitation of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
Biologist Jules A. Hoffmann, one of the winners of the Nobel Prize for medicine, comes originally from Luxembourg.
With the large collection of Luxembourg jewels available, lots of additional glitter at this year's Nobel is guaranteed...

Agenda - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

suztav 12-05-2011 01:17 PM

Fabulous! More major bling for our enjoyment. The Swedish and Luxembourg royal houses have two of the best collections of jewels. Yippee!

Iva 12-05-2011 02:58 PM

Great news! I was hoping they will show up. Thank you, Boris!

Duke of Marmalade 12-08-2011 03:14 PM

I saw on TV today a short report about CG controversy and they mentioned that Madeleine will not attend the Nobel ceremony this year.

Lumutqueen 12-08-2011 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1344600)
I saw on TV today a short report about CG controversy and they mentioned that Madeleine will not attend the Nobel ceremony this year.

Nope she isn't, Madeleine is staying in New York and attending an event to honour women winning the prize particularly Marie Curie.

LadyFinn 12-08-2011 04:04 PM

SVT has a quiz of Nobel
Nobelpriset 2011 |

CrownPrincess5 12-09-2011 02:20 AM

Will Madeleine be there??

Charlotte_Aster 12-09-2011 03:31 AM


Originally Posted by CrownPrincess5 (Post 1344742)
Will Madeleine be there??

AS mentioned couple of times before in this thread, no.

Charlotte_Aster 12-09-2011 04:24 AM

I was watching the previous Nobel banquets and I saw many youg people wearing white caps. Does anyone know who they are?

LadyFinn 12-09-2011 09:43 AM

The Table of Honor at the dinner
Table of Honor - The Nobel Banquet in Stockholm 2011

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