- Creating the laureates of the future.
With so much focus on the gowns and the menu of the Nobel banquet here in Sweden, it might seem natural to ask just how inspiring people find the actual Nobel Prizes, themselves.
- 1 av 4Princess Christina with the Chemistry Award winner Martin Karplus in 2013. Princess Christina is complimented for knowing how to dress "right for her age". Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT3 av 4Nobel dresses.
The Nobel Prize is not just about ground-breaking scientific discoveries, great literature and the promotion of peace and a better life for all - it is also about the glitz and the glamour of those attending the banquet this evening.
- Carrying the Mexican flag.
A man waving the Mexican flag briefly interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday when he ran on stage while laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi accepted their awards.
- 1 av 7King Carl XVI Gustaf waiting to hand out the awards. Next to Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria. Photo Jonas Ekströmer/TT.2 av 7Nobel Prize Laureates at the Stockholm Concert House for the award ceremony. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT.4 av 7Nobel Prize laureate Hiroshi Amano is awarded the physics prize. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT.5 av 7The the physics laureates: Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura and chemics laureate Eric Betzig. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT.6 av 7Banquet underway.
This year's 11 laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and economics have been awarded the Nobel Prizes by the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf. "It's fantastic feeling," Medicine laureate Edvard Moser told Swedish Television afterwards.
(The first picture is part of a photo reel that is updated live by the news agency TT).
- Events start Saturday.
Around 100 Japanese reporters and photographers are descending on Stockholm to cover Nobel Week, which kicks off today.
- Hoping for a live-link.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden will not be coming to Stockholm to receive his Right Livelihood Prize, it has been announced today.
- 1 av 4Niklas Qvarnström of Svenska Medalj inspects his work. Photo: Frank Radosevich / Radio Sweden.2 av 4The metal stamps used to strike the image onto the gold. Photo: Frank Radosevich / Radio Sweden.3 av 4"This is the most famous medal in the world."
The company Svenska Medalj in Eskilstuna makes all sort of metal trinkets and awards. But there's one item it casts that's especially unique: the Nobel Medallions.
- Refused in previous years.
The Sweden Democrats are once again not welcome at the Nobel banquet, due to their "background in right-wing extremism and behaviour of current representatives", organisers say.
- Economics Prize.
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is being awarded to the Frenchman, Professor Jean Tirole of Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France.
- Speculation ahead of announcement.
Harvard professor and macroeconomist Robert Barro is among the favorites to win the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel today.
- 2014 laureates from India and Pakistan.
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay have won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee says it awarded the prize to the Indian and Pakistani pair because of their "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."