What to know about the 2021 Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prize season is near. Each October, commissions in Sweden and Norway nominate awards in the fields of science, literature and economics as well as in the field of peace work. A total of six prizes will be awarded.

Like everything else, Nobel is adapting to the pandemic. Last year, several events were canceled in favor of digital awards ceremonies. The Oslo Peace Prize Ceremony is smaller than most years with a limited audience.

This year’s holiday will be a mix of digital and physical events. The organization said the winners would receive a Nobel Prize medal and diploma in their country in December.

Here’s a quick guide to this year’s awards.

What’s the price?
Six Nobel Prizes are awarded each year, each in recognition of the unrivaled contribution of a person or organization in a particular field. Awards are given to Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Literature and Peace Activities, which because of the potential of the nominees and groups, often receive the greatest attention.

This year there were 329 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Committee announced. This is how this tape works.

Former Nobel Peace Prize winners are Kailash Satyarti and Malala Yousafzai (2014), former President Barack Obama (2009), Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk (1993), the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (1989) and Mother Teresa (1979).

When will the award be announced?
Prices will be announced daily from 4 to 8 October and on 11 October between 5.30 and 19.00. eastern time zone. Announcements will be made in Stockholm and Oslo and will be broadcast live on the Nobel Prize’s official digital channels.

physiology or medicine awards will be announced on Monday, October 4.

physics prizes will be awarded on Tuesday, October 5th.

the chemistry prize will be awarded on Wednesday, October 6th.

the literary prize will be awarded on Thursday, October 7th.

the peace award will be announced on Friday, October 8th.

business awards will be awarded on Monday, October 11th.

What do the winners get?
The Nobel Prize winner will receive a Nobel Prize, a Nobel Medal, and a document detailing the Nobel Prize money, which rose to SEK 10 million last year, or about $1.1 million at today’s exchange rates.

Who is the 2020 winner?
Last year’s winners were World Food Program scientists for their work developing Crisp-Cas9, a genome-editing method to tackle growing world hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic.