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Stockholm hosts Nobel Prize award ceremony 2022

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Stockholm, Dec 11 (IANS) The Nobel Prize award ceremony was held in the Swedish capital.

This year’s laureates received their awards in the Concert Hall on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported.

This year’s laureates include: Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger (physics); Carolyn R. Bertozzi, K. Barry Sharpless and Morten Meldal (chemistry); Svante Paabo (physiology or medicine); Annie Ernaux (literature); and Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig (economics).

Addressing the laureates, Carl-Henrik Heldin, chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation, said the world was at a time with dramatic energy and food crises, glaring discrimination, social and economic inequality and accelerating climate change which required the urgent scaling up of solutions.

“Facing this multitude of crises and challenges, the world needs dedicated scientists who relentlessly seek the truth and push the boundaries of our knowledge,” he added.

After the previous two years’ ceremony held online due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony was also attended by laureates from year 2020 and 2021.

Nobel Prizes have been presented annually since 1901. The winners are announced in October each year.

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