The King presents the 2019 Nobel Prizes

The King presents the Nobel Prize in Literature to author Olga Tokarczuk from Poland.

The King presents the Nobel Prize in Literature to author Olga Tokarczuk from Poland. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Tuesday 10 December, The King presented this year's Nobel Prizes. The official presentation ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall was also attended by The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine.

In the presence of around 1,500 guests, this year's 14 Laureates received their medals and diplomas from The King during the ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall.

This year's Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Emeritus James Peebles, Canada
Professor Michel Mayor, Switzerland
Professor Didier Queloz, Switzerland

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Professor John B. Goodenough, USA
Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, UK
Dr Akira Yoshino, Japan

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Professor William G. Kaelin Jr., USA
Professor Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, UK
Professor Gregg L. Semenza, USA

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018

Olga Tokarczuk, Poland

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019

Peter Handke, Austria

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

Professor Abhijit Banerjee, India
Professor Esther Duflo, France
Professor Michael Kremer, USA

Musical elements during the ceremony

The music during the ceremony was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Björkman. The soloist was soprano Sofie Asplund. The music included pieces by English composer Edward Elgar, French composer Charles Gounod and Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple during the Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple during the Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine arrive at Stockholm Concert Hall.

Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine arrive at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

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

Nobel Day

10 December was the date of Alfred Nobel's death. The day is also a national flag day in Sweden. In his memory, 10 December is the day on which the Nobel Laureates receive their prizes.

The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.

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