Nobel Prize

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Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize, awarded each year since 1901, is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize is known throughout the world as a symbol of extraordinary achievement. Four researchers from Stockholm University have received the Nobel Prize and a fifth has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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Stockholm University researchers in Nobel Committees

Researchers at Stockholm University hold the positions as secretary in the Nobel Committees for chemistry and economic sciences.

Nobel Laureates

  • Photo © Ulla Montan. Courtesy: Albert Bonniers Förlag Tomas Tranströmer, Literature, 2011 The 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded on Thursday October 6 to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. During the 1950s Tomas Tranströmer read literature and poetics at Stockholm University College, which in 1960 became Stockholm University.
  • Paul Crutzen received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Paul Crutzen, Chemistry, 1995 Paul Crutzen (born 1933) received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on the formation and decomposition of ozone in the atmosphere.
  • Gunnar Myrdal awarded 1974 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel Gunnar Myrdal, The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1974 Gunnar Myrdal (1898–1987) received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1974 for his work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for the analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.
  • George de Hevesy received the 1943 Nobel Prize in Chemistry George de Hevesy, Chemistry, 1943 George de Hevesy (1885–1966) received the 1943 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the method of using isotopes to trace chemical reactions and processes in the body.
  • Hans von Euler-Chelpin received the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Chemistry, 1929 Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873–1964) received the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on the fermentation of sugar and the enzymes involved in the resulting complex reactions.
  • Svante Arrhenius received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Svante Arrhenius, Chemistry, 1903 Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927) received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery on how chemical compounds can carry electric current.