Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been awarded on December 10. This is the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the namesake and benefactor of this award.
The Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel decreed that a foundation should be set up with his fortune after his death. The resulting interest was to serve as prize money. Year after year, the foundation deliberates and decides who should be awarded the Nobel Prize. You can learn how this works in the quiz: The Road to the Nobel Prize
Every Nobel Prize winner receives a medal at the award ceremony. The video shows what it is made of?
- A unique gold medal, The Nobel Foundation 2006. (accessed September 26, 2021)
Article information: https://doi.org/10.1002/chemv.202100099
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- Collection: Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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