STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies can be reined in and scaled-down for the second 12 months in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the inspiration behind the coveted prizes mentioned Thursday.
The winners of this 12 months’s prizes in chemistry, literature, physics, drugs and economics, in addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, are set to be introduced between Oct. 4 and Oct. 11.
“It is now additionally clear that this 12 months’s Nobel festivities in December − when the laureates are honored in Stockholm and Oslo − can be a mix of digital and bodily occasions,” the Nobel Foundation mentioned.
The laureates will obtain their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas of their house nations, the inspiration mentioned. It mentioned the presentation occasions can be woven along with an awards ceremony at Stockholm City Hall on Dec. 10, which is the anniversary of the dying of prize founder Albert Nobel. The peace prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, as a result of Nobel wished it that method for causes he saved to himself.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee is protecting open the potential for welcoming the Nobel Peace Prize winner or winners to Oslo, the inspiration mentioned. The committee plans to announce the format of its festivities in mid-October.
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“I feel everyone would really like the COVID-19 pandemic to be over, however we aren’t there but,” Nobel Foundation Executive Director Vidar Helgesen mentioned in an announcement. “Uncertainty in regards to the course of the pandemic and worldwide journey prospects is the explanation why the 2021 laureates will obtain their medals and diplomas of their house nations.”
Helgesen mentioned the inspiration is “looking ahead to reaching much more folks all over the world through the use of new codecs and digital options.”
“It is evident that in Stockholm and Sweden, there can be much less consideration across the award ceremony and banquet, however globally we attempt to organize a very nice celebration of the award winners,” he was quoted as saying by Swedish news company TT.
The pandemic curtailed the celebrations to honor the 12 laureates named in 2020. No formal banquet was held to honor the winners. Instead, their achievements had been acknowledged and rewarded at low-key ceremonies in Europe and the United States.
Looking eventually 12 months’s occasions, “a few of the digital manufacturing gained higher international attain than we have now seen earlier than,” Helgensen informed TT.
A Nobel Prize comes with a 10-milion krona ($1.15 million) money award — to be shared in some instances — diplomas and gold medals.
The six awards are handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Nobel Assembly on the Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Academy and the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen contributed to this report.
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