Announcements of the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences 2016

The pre-registration to the announcements at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has now opened. The Academy every year awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

The press conferences where the Laureates will be announced, will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on the following dates. Please note that pre-registration and valid press credentials are required.

Nobel Prize in Physics – 4 October at 11.45 am CET at the earliest.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – 5 October at 11.45 am CET at the earliest.

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – 10 October at 11.45 am CET at the earliest. Please note that the time has been changed from last year!

The registration form is now available at the press room of the Academy. Please register at the following link. If you wish to make an interview with an expert from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences during or after the press conference, please leave a comment in the registration form. 

http://kva.se/en/pressroom

Address
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm

Programme

The moment the Secretary General begins the announcement at the press conference, the following information material will become available at http://kva.se/en and at http://nobelprize.org :

• Open webcast from the press conference (no registration required)

• Press releases in English and Swedish

• An illustrated popular science presentation in English and Swedish

• Scientific background in English

• Illustrations, web links and further reading. The illustrations are free to use for journalists, with reference to the source.

At the venue several experts will be available for interviews in Swedish or English, and hopefully through a telephone line a Laureate, who has just received the information about the prize. Please note that request for interviews with experts shall be submitted with the registration!

The press conferences will be broadcast, without any pre-registration, at kva.se

Nominating and awarding

The nomination and selection of the Laureates is managed by the prize committees of the Academy (Nobel Committee for Physics, Nobel Committee for Chemistry and Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.)

Each year the committees send invitations to thousands of scientists, Academy members and university professors in numerous countries, asking them to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize for the coming year. Members of the Academy and previous Laureates may also nominate candidates. The nominations are then reviewed by each committee with the help of specially appointed experts. When the committees have made their selection from the proposed Laureates and have presented their recommendation to the Academy, the final choice of Laureates is decided by a vote.

Press contact:
Jessica Balksjö Nannini, Press Officer, phone +46 8 673 95 44, +46 70 673 96 50, jessica.balksjo@kva.se

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