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No·bel Prize

(nō-bel' prīz),
Any one of a set of six annual international awards for extraordinary achievement; included are prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology, litrature, and medicine.
The world’s most prestigious award, which honours those who have made a significant discovery or contribution to humanity. Except for an interruption by World War II, it has been given annually since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace; it consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and prize money.

Nobel Prize

An award given to a person who has provided seminal thought and work in a particular area of human endeavor and has been recognized for that work by the Nobel Prize committee of the Swedish Academy; NPs are awarded in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Peace, Economics


Alfred B., Swedish chemist and philanthropist, 1833-1896.
nobelium (No) - an unstable transuranium element, atomic no. 102.
Nobel Prize - award to honor contributions to world peace, literature, economics, physiology, medicine, chemistry, and physics.
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We have been awarded the contract by the Nobel Foundation in Sweden to publish the complete set of Nobel Lectures in all subjects (2001 - 2005) for exclusive worldwide distribution.
This year, the Nobel Foundation warned that climate changemay induce large-scale migration and greater competition for resources, which could place heavy burdens on vulnerable countries and increase the risk of violent conflicts and wars.
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According to the Nobel Foundation, which awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, no-one has ever had an award withdrawn.