The Nobel Prize medal is a copyrighted artistic work by the Swedish sculptor and engraver Erik Lindberg (1873–1966).

Alfred Nobel 1833-1896 – Swedish chemist, inventor, engineer, entrepreneur, business man, author and pacifist. The inventor of dynamite and holder of 355 patents. In his will he left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the prizes.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and for work in peace. The foundations for the prize were laid in 1895 when Alfred Nobel wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth to the establishment of the Nobel Prize.

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  • NobelPrize.org – information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, including the Nobel Laureates’ biographies, Nobel Lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games