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Paty 10-06-2008 06:13 AM

The Nobel Prize 2008
Announcements of the 2008 Nobel Prizes and The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be held on the following dates:

Physiology or Medicine - Monday, October 6, 11:30 a.m.
Physics - Tuesday, October 7, 11:45 a.m.
Chemistry - Wednesday, October 8, 11:45 a.m.
Literature - Thursday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.
Economics - Monday, October 13, 1:00 p.m.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

Harald zur Hausen , "for his discovery of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer".

And the other half jointly to:

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier "for their discovery of "human immunodeficiency virus"

Marengo 10-06-2008 06:15 AM

To get in the mood, some threads about the Nobel Prize in previous years:

Nobel Prize 2007
Nobel Prize 2006
Nobel Prize 2005
Nobel Prize 2004
Nobel Prize 2003
Nobel Prize 2002
The Nobel festivities through the years

Her_Majesty 10-06-2008 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by Paty (Post 832925)
Harald zur Hausen for his discovery of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer"

Congratulations! Great to hear he'll recieve the Nobel prize. He really deserves that. He already won the "Bundesverdienstkreuz" and the "Robert Koch Prize" for his discovery.

Silvia❦CarlGustaf 10-06-2008 07:58 AM

:news:THUMP UP!!!
It's great that Harald zur Hausen recieves the Nobel Prize! He's from Heidelberg like Queen Silvia! So I think is't sure who is sitting next to the Queen at the table of honour!
Only two month to go and there will be this wonderful ceremony in Stockholm.
I think this is the highlight of the year! Unfortunately Princess Lilian can't attend this ceremony any more. It's a pitty. It was so nice to see the whole royal family attending this event!

Paty 10-07-2008 06:40 AM

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008

Yoichiro Nambu, "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics".

And the other half jointly to:

Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa, "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature.

Paty 10-09-2008 07:11 AM

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2008 jointly to:

Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, Roger Y. Tsien, "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP".

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 - Press Release

Paty 10-09-2008 07:14 AM

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio.

"The French writer author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization".

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008 - Press Release

HRH Kerry 10-09-2008 02:16 PM

Can't wait to pics and coverage of the actual ceremonies. These events aren't just a "big deal" in Europe but worldwide. I think one can say they have reached the pinnacle of life being the receiptent of a Nobel Prize.

Helen88 10-09-2008 06:03 PM

Mr zur Hausen took his A-Levels at the same school as me..whoa...;-)

Paty 10-13-2008 07:14 AM

Prize in Ecnomics 2008

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008 to:

Paul Krugman, "for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity".

firelight 11-08-2008 09:22 AM

When will the actual ceremony and banquette take place?

Boris 11-08-2008 09:36 AM

The Award Ceremonies in Oslo and Stockholm and the Stockholm banquet take place every year on December 10th, the anniversary of Nobel's death.
On December 11, the annual 'Day After' gala dinner for the Nobel prize winners is held in Stockholm Palace.

robby86 12-06-2008 08:05 PM

Do we know yet if the whole family will be in attendance this year? I hope so!

Silvia❦CarlGustaf 12-07-2008 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by robby86 (Post 863997)
Do we know yet if the whole family will be in attendance this year? I hope so!

It seems so! On the HP of the swedish royal family it is said:

"Wednesday 10 Dec
Attendance at the presentation of the Nobel Prizes and banquet, Stockholm Concert Hall and City Hall – The Royal Family"

In the last few years Princess Madeleine sometimes didn't attend, because of illness but you can't say if this will happend this year. Do not hope!
At the swedish version of there is also said that the King's sister Princess Christina attends the ceremony, but she does this every year! So, nothing new.
I can feel the nobel spirit already. Tomorrow the royal couple, Victoria and Princess Christina will attend the Nobel Concert. I can't wait to see the ceremony on wednesday. I think it is a pity that is only broadcastet in the swedish TV. It would be nice if everyone would have the chance to see the ceremony on TV. I have to watch it on Isn't the best thing, but better than nothing.

ursulajohanna 12-09-2008 03:57 AM

Yesterday evening the royal couple and crown princess attend the Nobelkoncert!

sgl 12-09-2008 09:54 AM

Are there two concerts? I was reading about the schedule in the Norway thread, and there was a mention that the concert was scheduled for 11 December. Does Sweden have a separate concert?

Boris 12-09-2008 10:16 AM

Yes, the Nobel Concert (as opposed to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert) took place Monday night as part of Stockholm Nobel week. Quite an elaborate affair with great classic music, see the information from the official website:

The concert was broadcast live on Swedish TV, it was attended by the King and Queen, the Crown Princess and Princess Christina, and it’s quite incomprehensible that the photo agencies don’t seem to have pics of the evening…

sgl 12-09-2008 10:43 AM

Thank you, Boris for the clarification.:flowers: I am also wondering why photos of this concert have not yet been released. I tried to search for them a few minutes ago, but came up empty-handed. Does anyone know if Princess Madeline and Prince Carl Philip attended the concert with the rest of their family?

Boris 12-09-2008 11:11 AM

No, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip weren't present at the concert.
Of course they will attend the award ceremony and following banquet tomorrow, and probably also the annual ‘Day After’ gala dinner given by the King for the Nobel laureates at Stockholm Palace on Thursday.
In the meantime, the Nobel Academy has released the seating plan for the banquet’s table of honor tomorrow, here it is:

I still hope that pics from yesterday’s concert will turn up, the lack of any is rather annoying.

Avicenna 12-10-2008 08:40 AM

Thought it would be interesting to see some pictures of the security measures prior to the Award-ceremony:

ANP Beeldbank a policeman with a snifferdog search the rows of the Concert Hall

ANP Beeldbank another sniffer dog searching the stage

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