Galaxy of stars
- POSTED ON: 22 Dec, 2022
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Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to the laureates on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. It is also observed as Nobel Prize Day.
Nobel instituted the awards to “reward the discoveries that have conferred the greatest beneﬁt to humankind.” A majority of Nobel’s wealth — which came through the invention of dynamite — was left towards the establishment of this prize and the Nobel Foundation.
To this day, the Foundation manages his fortune and is responsible for fulﬁlling the intentions of Nobel’s will. Various independent prize-awarding institutions select Nobel Laureates in each prize category. Prizes are awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology Or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences.
Did you know that between 1901 and 2022, the Nobel Prize and the prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 615 times? Meet a few of the Nobel Laureates…