The King presents the 2015 Nobel Prizes

On Thursday 10 December, The Royal Family attended the traditional Nobel festivities, which began at Stockholm Concert Hall.

During the ceremony, The King awarded the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Literature, as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Takaaki Kajitaexternal link, opens in new window and Arthur B. McDonaldexternal link, opens in new window "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Tomas Lindahlexternal link, opens in new window, Paul Modrichexternal link, opens in new window and Aziz Sancarexternal link, opens in new window "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair".

The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to William C. Campbellexternal link, opens in new window and Satoshi Ōmuraexternal link, opens in new window "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites", and to Youyou Tu "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria".

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievichexternal link, opens in new window "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time".

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare".

Musical entertainment was provided by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Anna-Maria Helsing, and by tenor Daniel Johansson.

After the ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall, the Nobel festivities continued with the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall.

The Nobel Prizes have been presented at Stockholm Concert Hall since 1926. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Nobel Day

10 December was the date of Alfred Nobel's death. In his memory, 10 December is the day on which the Nobel Laureates receive their prizes. This has been the tradition ever since the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.

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