4 October 2015

5 things to know about the Nobel Prizes

In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, A national libray employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. The beginning of October 2015 means Nobel Prize time, when committees in Stockholm and Oslo announce the winners of what many consider the most prestigious awards in the world, each worth some 8 million Swedish kronor (US dlrs 960,000) presented to the worthy recipients with a diploma and a gold medal.
The beginning of October means Nobel Prize time, when committees in Stockholm and Oslo announce the winners of what many consider the most prestigious awards in the world.
This year's Nobel season kicks off Monday with the medicine award being announced for the 106th time.
Daily announcements will follow during the week with physics Tuesday, chemistry Wednesday and probably, though the date has not been confirmed, literature on Thursday. The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and, finally, the economics award on Oct. 12.