Nobel prize museum

The visit to the splendid Nobel museum in Stockholm is of course a highlight for all scientists. Even if the social sciences including economics do not get awarded an official Nobel prize. More impressions of Stockholm here.

The Nobel prize for peace was awarded to Martin Luther King, but one of the persons he most admired Mahatma Gandhi never received the prize, or not in time before being shot.

… and some like songwriter Bob Dylan (not Dylan Thomas) received the Nobel prize 2016 for literature, most likely to give the Nobel prize a more popular image. Without intonation the poems sound rather flat and do not stand up easily against other previous awardees like Patrick Modiano 2014 or Herta Müller 2009.

Useful sources for further investigations are:  or  , which also contains some enlightening overview statistics (male/female; languages) of laureates.

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