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When Carl Cori, born #onthisday in 1896, and Gerty Cori were awarded the 1947 Medicine Prize they became the third married couple to receive a Nobel Prize.

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee became the sixth couple when they received the Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019.

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Can you imagine receiving a Nobel Prize on your birthday?

Watch the moment Literature Laureate Nelly Sachs received her #NobelPrize on her birthday, 10 December, in 1966.

Stay tuned for this year's #NobelPrize award ceremonies which, this year, we'll be bringing to you online.

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The World Food Programme, awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Next week they will receive their Nobel Prize for their efforts to combat hunger. Join us online on 10 Dec to watch.

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We remember a wise man, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on this day in 2013.

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Werner Heisenberg, born #OTD in 1901, was only 31 when he was awarded the 1932 Physics Prize for the creation of quantum mechanics.

He is known for his uncertainty principle which says if you know the exact position of a particle you cannot know its exact momentum and vice versa

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#OTD, 5 December, 1932 Albert Einstein was granted his first visa to USA. The picture shows Einstein eight years later in 1940 receiving his certificate of American citizenship from Judge Philip Forman. Einstein was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Join us for the Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December featuring world-renowned pianist Igor Levit (@igorpianist) and conductor Stéphane Denève.

Listen to a magnificent concert with music composed by Beethoven, Tarrodi, Connesson, and Stravinsky.

Learn more:

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Can failure lead to new opportunities?

Elizabeth Blackburn felt intimidated by the idea of applying for jobs and building a career in science, but didn’t have a concept of what else she would do.

Learn more:

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Let’s take a deep dive into the world of bookbinding and find out more about the craftsmanship behind the unique Nobel Prize diploma covers and medal cases.

Join us on for a visit at Leonard Gustafsson's bookbinding that creates these unique pieces:

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Linus Pauling's second #NobelPrize ceremony was a little different, as he received his 1962 Peace Prize a year late in 1963.

The ceremonies for this year's laureates will also be a bit different. We're taking the prizes directly to them, and bringing you all the action online.

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1979 Economic Sciences Laureate Sir Arthur Lewis was particularly interested in the problems of developing countries. He became the first president of the Caribbean Development Bank, a financial institution that invests in social and economic development for developing countries.

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This year's Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

Next week Glück will receive her Nobel Prize. Join us online for the festivities, including Glück's Nobel Lecture.

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During his childhood, Muhammad Yunus saw his mother help the poor and underprivileged in Bangladesh. As an adult, he wanted to help the poor in his home country by lending out money to those who weren't granted loans from big banks. Yunus was awarded the 2006 #NobelPeacePrize.

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Happy birthday to Paul Crutzen who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 for helping us understand why the ozone layer, which protects us from harmful UV radiation, was disappearing.

GIF: NASA/NASA Ozone Watch/Katy Mersmann

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Can one class have two future Nobel Laureates?

Yes, it can - scientists Richard Kuhn (born #OTD 1900, left) and Wolfgang Pauli (right) were schoolmates for eight years. Kuhn was awarded the 1938 Chemistry Prize and Pauli was awarded the 1945 Physics Prize.

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Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for developing CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.

Next week we're celebrating their discovery as we award them with their Nobel Prizes. Follow us and join in the celebrations online.

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How has a teacher inspired you? Many Nobel Laureates have emphasised how important their teachers have been to their success.

On 9 December, several Nobel Laureates will be discussing the future of education and challenges with education. Sign up here:

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Remembering the only Korean who has been awarded a #NobelPrize, Kim Dae-Jung, the 15th president of South Korea.

Sometimes referred to as "Nelson Mandela of South Korea". Kim dedicated his life to working for democracy and human rights in the country.

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Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole.

Join us online next week on 7-11 December as we celebrate their award and deliver their Nobel Prizes.

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We mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by remembering Literature Laureate Toni Morrison who wrote about the horrors of slavery in several of her novels – including ‘A Mercy’ and ‘Beloved’ – and how its legacy, and irreparable harm, lives on.


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