The King presents the 2018 Nobel Prizes

On Monday 10 December, The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended this year's Nobel festivities, which began at Stockholm Concert Hall.

During the ceremony, The King awarded the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine, 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 Arthur Ashkin (USA), Gérard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada) "for ground-breaking inventions in the field of laser physics".

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold (USA) "for the directed evolution of enzymes", and to George P. Smith (USA) and Sir Gregory P. Winter (UK) "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies".

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison (USA) and Tasuku Honjo (Japan) "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation".

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was presented to William D. Nordhaus (USA) "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer (USA) "for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis".

The Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall.

The Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media

During the ceremony, music was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dalia Stasevska, together with soprano Christina Nilsson.

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. 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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