Saturday, September 30, 2006

Nobel Prizes

Established 111 years ago by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.
Given in the categories of literature, peace, medicine, physics, chemistry and economics.
The prize for economics is technically not a Nobel but a 1968 creation of Sweden’s Central Bank.

Winners get a cheque of 10 mln Kroner ($1.37 mn), handshakes with Scandinavian royalty, and a banquet on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death in 1896.
All prizes are handed over in Stockholm except for the peace prize which is presented in Oslo.