Nobel Prize Winners

are celebrated on December 10

The Nobel Prize, which has been awarded every year since 1901, is an international award for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and for work in peace.

Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai

By: Jane Wallace
Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.

Kailash Satyarthi

By: Themis from Beirut, Lebanon
Kailash Satyarthi is determined to end child labor practices around the world.

Desmond Tutu

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project
Desmond Tutu worked to end apartheid in South Africa and encourages forgiveness.

Albert Schweitzer

By: Robert B. Hole, Jr.
Albert Schweitzer had a 'reverence for life.'

Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.

Aung San Suu Kyi

By: Susannah Abbey
Aung San Suu Kyi has dedicated her life to freeing Burma from a repressive dictatorship and creating democracy without violence.

Barack Obama

By: Elaine
Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment and efforts to promote peace in the world.

Dalai Lama

By: Jeff Trussell
Dalai Lama is the religious leader of Tibet and an emblem of Tibet's hopes for freedom.

Elie Wiesel

By: Mindy from Millersville
Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author, whose work spreads a message of peace.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

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Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.

Fridtjof Nansen

By: Susannah Abbey
Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.

Henry Dunant

By: Achintya from Victoria
Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.

Jane Addams

By: April from San Diego
Jane Addams is in the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and was a leading reformist and peace advocate.

Jimmy Carter

By: Alex from Montvale
Jimmy Carter has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes and to a peaceful world.

Jody Williams

By: Jeff Trussel
Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines won a Nobel Peace Prize.

Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta

By: Richard Kent
Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta is Kerry Kennedy's hero because of his human rights work in East Timor.

Joseph Rotblat

By: Dr. Bernard Lown
Joseph Rotblat is a hero and a friend to Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, Bernard Lown.

Kim Dae-Jung

By: Han from Youngkwang, South Korea
Kim Dae-Jung brought democracy and economic stability to South Korea.

Kofi Annan

By: Jerrilyn Jacobs
Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.

Lech Walesa

By: Veronica from Longmont

Linus Pauling

By: Jason from San Diego
Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" was the civil rights speech that moved the world

Mikhail Gorbachev

By: Andrey from Tselina, Russia
Mikhail Gorbachev helped melt the ice of the Cold War.

Mohamed Anwar El Sadat

By: Youssef from Cairo
Mohamed Anwar El Sadat risked his life for peace.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mother Teresa

By: Jeff Trussell
Mother Teresa devoted her life to the homeless and dying in India.

Muhammad Yunus

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Muhammad Yunus started a bank for the poor in Bangladesh.

Nelson Mandela

By: Jeff Trussell
Nelson Mandela was a peacemaker and a freedom hero.

Norman Borlaug

By: Martin from Richmond
Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.

Oscar Arias Sanchez

By: Ashley from Spokane
Oscar Arias Sanchez won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peace in Central America.

Ralph Bunche

By: Marvin S from Delaware
Ralph Bunche was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum

By: Lydia Ratna
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, became involved with various groups in their struggle for the indigenous people out of personal conviction and sense of justice.

Shirin Ebadi

By: Sabine from Beirut, Lebanon
Shirin Ebadi is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.

Theodore Roosevelt

By: Josh from Grand Rapids
Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.

Wangari Maathai

By: Will Levitt
"That's the way I do things. When I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree." Wangari Maathai

Winston Churchill

By: Riley McMahon
Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.

Yitzhak Rabin

By: Noa Ben-Artzi
Yitzhak Rabin made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.

Nobel Prize in Literature

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

By: Artyom from Tselina, Russia
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist and dissident who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

By: Antonio Mendoza
Gabriel Garcia Marquez received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his novels and short stories.

Henryk Sienkiewicz

By: Olga Chinevich from Belarus
Henryk Sienkiewicz was a Polish writer who is revered for his epic novels.

John Steinbeck

By: Peter Z. from San Diego
John Steinbeck wrote of his love of the earth and of the poor who struggled on it.

Miguel Angel Asturias

By: Ronnie from Cedar Grove

Naguib Mahfouz

By: Sufyan from Cairo
Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arab to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Pablo Neruda

By: Claudia Herrera Hudson
Pablo Neruda is the most widely read Latin-American poet.

Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer founded the first international, inter-racial adoption agency.

Shimon Peres

By: Rebecca from Montreal

Winston Churchill

By: Riley McMahon
Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.

Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

By: Benjamin from Cedar Grove

Barbara McClintock

By: Stephanie from St. Paul
Barbara McClintock was one of the first women geneticists, and a Nobel laureate.

Bernardo Houssay

By: Nicolas from Buenos Aires
Bernardo Houssay was an Argentinean physiologist and Nobel Prize winner.

Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

By: Nat Johnson
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is a Nobel Prize winner and pioneer genetic researcher.

Francis Crick

By: Madeleine from Frankston
Frederick Banting
By: Edward Ortiz
"Had I not failed in my one year at London (Ontario), I might never have started my research work...yet it was there that I obtained the idea that was to alter every plan that I had ever made, the idea which was to change my future and possibly the future

Gertrude B. Elion

By: Susannah Abbey
Gertrude B. Elion developed the AIDS drug, AZT.

Howard Florey

By: Tamara Lennon from Lismore
Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.

J. Robin Warren & Barry J. Marshall

By: Nicholas from Warragul, Australia

Médecins Sans Frontières

By: Josh from Millbrook
Medecins Sans Frontieres won the Nobel Peace Prize for working under fire to save lives.

Paul Greengard

By: Inje from Mission Viejo
Paul Greengard received a Nobel Prize for Medicine for his understanding of the nervous system.

Robert Koch

Robert Koch was an important medical researcher of the 19th century.

Sir Alexander Fleming

By: Caitlin from Montvale

Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Ahmed H. Zewail

By: Omar Tarek from Cairo

Irene Curie

By: Lauren Zeranski
Irene Curie was the second woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in science; the first woman was her mother, Marie.

F. Sherwood Rowland

By: Edward A. Ortiz
F. Sherwood Rowland discovered the 'greenhouse effect.'

Mario Molina

By: Sofi and Mariana from Xalapa, Mexico

Nobel Prize for Physics

Albert Einstein

By: Richard V. Duffy
Albert Einstein believed in the power of imagination.

Enrico Fermi

By: Matt
Enrico Fermi was one of the 20th century's greatest physicists.

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for wireless telegraphy. (4/25/1874)

Jack St. Clair Kilby

By: Edward Ortiz
Jack St. Clair Kilby was an electrical engineer and inventor and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. (11/8/1923)

Leon Lederman

By: The My Hero Project
Leon Lederman devotes much of his time and energy to improving science education in America.

Madame Curie

By: Robert B. Hole, Jr.
Madame Curie received the Nobel Prize for her discovery of Radium.

Marie Curie

By: Barbara Goldsmith
Marie Curie discovered radioactivity as an atomic property, opening the door to 20th century science.

Niels Bohr

By: Morgan from Marathon
Niels Bohr invented and tested theories that we still use today.

Richard Feynman

By: Japh and Jack from Doylestown,PA

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

By: Luis Quezada
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist who contributed to our understanding of the stars.


Tribute to a Hero - Wangari Maathai - Kenya

By: Linda Gallagher

Albert Einstein

By: Jessica Zheng from The United States (Age 10)

Portrait of Rabindranath Tagore

By: Surjit Akre

Real Genius

By: Brendan of Laguna Beach High School

something about Wole

By: shonibare olatunbosun

Mandela at Large

By: Michael Mahue Moore

Ernest Hemingway

By: Ben Heine

Dalai Lama - Tom Block, Human Rights Painting Project

By: Tom Block

Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement

By: The Art Miles Mural Project

Mother Teresa

By: Kristen from Laguna Beach

Arthur Compton

By: Brandon from Westerville


NOBELITY: Wangari Maathai [Excerpt]

Produced by:Turk Pipkin
An Excerpt from the Feature Doc "Nobelity" produced by Turk Pipkin.

Nobelity: Sir Joseph Rotblat

Produced by:Turk Pipkin
Nobel Laureate Sir Joseph Rotblat, who won the Peace Prize in 1995, wanted to rid the world of nuclear arms.

Nobelity: Jody Williams

Produced by:Turk Pipkin
Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, who won the Peace Prize in 1997, worked to ban land mines.

Nobelity: Desmond Tutu

Produced by:Turk Pipkin
Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, who won the Peace Prize in 1984, shares his inspiration with us.


Alfred Nobel &#45; Founder of the Nobel Prize Organization

Alfred Nobel

By: Anmol from San Diego
Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.

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