This year, the Nobel Prize announcements are going to be held from 7th October 14th October. The Nobel Prize winners for Physiology, Physics and Chemistry have already been announced. Some more winners are yet to be honoured with this prestigious award in the next few days. This award is given annually for outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace.
Here are some interesting facts about Nobel Prizes that you might not now:
The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901
Apparently, anyone who is alive can be nominated for a Nobel Prize.
John Bardeen is the only Nobel Laureate who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice.
Marie Curie is the only woman who has been honoured with a Nobel Prize twice.
In 1903 she got a Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1911 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Only 8 Indians have been honoured with a Nobel Prize.
Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Prize five times.
Alfred Nobel, the founder of Nobel Prizes left 31 million Swedish kroner (265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.
A Nobel Prize consists of a medal and a personal diploma.