What is the Nobel Center?
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Alfred Nobel had a clear vision of the prize he created. He wished to reward contributions in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. He wrote in his will that the prize would be awarded to those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.”
The Nobel Center will operate in this spirit and will base its activities on the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of disciplines – sciences, literature and peace. Here we will be able to address issues that are crucial to our world and our future, issues that affect us all as individuals. At the Nobel Center, the focus will be on the Nobel Prize and the stories of the Nobel Laureates. These are stories of courage, conviction and persistence – stories which prove that ideas can change the world.
The Nobel Center is dedicated to encouraging discovery, problem solving, and creativity, to sparking interest in learning, to inspiring thought and reflection, and to urging involvement.
Our ambition is to make the Nobel Center one of Stockholm’s most attractive destinations – a self-evident choice for visiting tourists and a place that Stockholm residents wish to revisit. The
Nobel Center is a building seething with activity both during the day and the evenings. It will create a new platform for exhibitions, scientific seminars, lectures and discussions about current topics and events of various kinds. People might come to the Nobel Center to listen to a lecture on the climate issue by Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics and former US Secretary of Energy, to eat a Nobel Banquet meal in the restaurant or to have a cup of coffee in the outdoor café in a beautiful park setting next to the Nationalmuseum. New quays, with a vibrant harbour environment, will tie together walkways from elsewhere in central Stockholm to Blasieholmen and the isle of Skeppsholmen.