Women who changed the world

Inspirational women

Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights – achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize.

Discover the stories of four peace laureates – Malala Yousafzai, Wangari Maathai, Dalai Lama and Fridtjof Nansen – in the new Minecraft universe ‘Active Citizen’.

2022 AL-Quds Prizes

2022 Nobel Prize announcements

This year’s Nobel Prize announcements will take place 3–10 October.

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Prizes News

Who did what?

See physics laureates and what they did!

You can see the right physics laureate with the right discovery.

In memoirs

Discoverer of HIV virus Luc Montagnier dies

Virologist Luc Montagnier was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008 for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus.

Former archbishop Desmond Tutu passes away

Desmond Tutu, awarded the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize “for his role as a unifying leader figure in the non-violent campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa”,

Chemist Robert H. Grubbs dies

Robert H. Grubbs passed away on 19 December 2021, 79 years old. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005 for “for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis.”

Former president F.W, de Klerk passes away

 Former South-African president Frederik Willem de Klerk was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for “work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.”
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