For the Call Winners: The announcement of the Nobel Prize Winner in the category Medicine or Physiology starts the week in which the Nobel Prize winners will be announced. Only when the committee of the Karolinska Institute has reached the researcher by telephone, does it inform the public in Stockholm. At 11.30 o'clock at the earliest, there is the answer to the question: Who will receive the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2019? You can follow the announcement above live in the stream.
Last year, two cancer researchers won the biggest award in science. In 2018, immunologists James Allison and Tasuku Honjo were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the development of special cancer therapies. "The Nobel Prize this year is a milestone in our fight against cancer," tweeted the Nobel jury at that time. The discoveries of the two physicians used the ability of the immune system to fight cancer cells by releasing the brakes of the immune cells.
Read here in detail how the winners of 2018 simply stopped the cancer.
The Nobel Prize is awarded in five disciplines: chemistry, physics, literature, peace efforts, medicine and physiology. There is also the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics. On the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, 10 December, the prizes are awarded each year. The honorees receive a certificate and a golden medal with the counterfeit of the founder. In addition, the award recipients can look forward to a prize money of currently nine million Swedish kronor, the equivalent of a good 830,000 euros. It has to be taxed, but may be used for other than further research. If there are several winners in a category, the money will be split up - with a maximum of three persons per category.
On Tuesday, the 8th of October, the winner of the Nobel Prize in physics will be announced at 11.45am at the earliest. You can also follow this live on ZEIT ONLINE. Full coverage can be found on this page.