STOCKHOLM – King Carl Gustaf of Sweden will present on Thursday the Nobel Prize awards to eight men and two women whose works have “conferred the greatest benefit on mankind,” established by the will of its founder Alfred Nobel, who died on Dec. 10, 1896.
In a ceremony which will start at 4:30 p.m. in Stockholm Concert Hall, the King will present a medal, a diploma and a check to the new Nobel Prize winners in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Economics.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet hours earlier in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, according to Nobel’s will.
Ireland’s William C. Campbell and Japan’s Satoshi Omura will receive the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites,” along with Youyou Tu from China “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria.”
During the ceremony, Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita, together with his Canadian counterpart Arthur McDonald, will receive the Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.”
Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the United States and Aziz Sancar, who has both U.S. and Turkish citizenship, will be honored with the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
An individual award will be conferred on the Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich, for Literature.
Angus Deaton, a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom, will receive the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.”
The ceremony will be presided over by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, with Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel in attendance.
The day will conclude with a gala dinner attended by the royal family, the winners and around 1,300 guests in the Blue Hall of Stockholm City Hall.
Each of the prizes is worth 8 million Swedish kronor ($951,300).