Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm

  December 11, 2012 at 9:08 am by

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Just hours after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo, it was Stockholm’s turn to initiate several individuals into the Nobel family. The 2012 awards ceremony took place, as it does annually, at the Stockholm Concert Hall, before a gala banquet was held at Stockholm’s City Hall.

The Nobel Prizes are awarded in five categories (excluding the Peace Prize) each year: physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature and economic sciences. This year’s laureates, presented with their prizes by King Carl XVI Gustaf, were Serge Haroche and David Wineland for physics; Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for chemistry; Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for physiology/medicine; Mo Yan for literature and Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley for economic sciences.

As guests of honour during the event, the royal family sat centre stage at the awards ceremony, and were then the first to enter the Blue Hall accompanied by the laureates and Nobel Prize committee members. Queen Silvia wore a light purple gown with a lace overlay and the Leuchtenberg sapphire parure, while Crown Princess Victoria donned a new, green sequined Elie Saab evening gown topped with the four-button diamond tiara. Princess Madeleine, who attended the event without fiancee Chris O’Neill, chose to repeat an Angel Sanchez ice blue gown she first wore during the pre-wedding festivities of her sister in 2010, pairing the gown with an amethyst tiara.

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The 1,200 guests at the gala banquet feasted on a menu of Arctic char, pheasant with chanterelle mushrooms and almond potato puree, and a mascarpone cheese and black cherry sorbet.

Later tonight, King Carl Gustaf will host a dinner for the Nobel laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

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