Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize is given in how many fields?

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September 15, 2011 5:25AM

The Nobel Prize is awarded in six categories:

The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded annually by the 'Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences', to individuals, in recognition of their discoveries or inventions in the field of physics.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded annually by the 'Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences', to individuals, for important chemical discoveries, or their contribution to the refinement or improvement of chemical processes.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded by the 'Karolinska Institutet', to individuals who have made significant discoveries in the fields of medicine or physiology.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy to an author from any part of the world, whose work has lasting literary merit.

The Nobel Prize in Peace is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals who have made significant contributions and efforts to the promotion of peace.

The Nobel Prize in Economics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This is the only award not willed by Alfred Nobel, but was instituted by the central bank of Sweden.