The Katapult Advent Calendar continues….
Day/door 10: The Nobel Prize
Since 1901, on the 10th of December, the Nobel Prize is awarded in 5 categories- the Nobel Peace Prize is handed out in Oslo, Norway and the rest of them (physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and economics) are handed out in Stockholm, Sweden.
Since 1968, there is also a Prize in Economic Sciences awarded by Sveriges Riksbank in memory of Nobel. T
he Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, famous for inventing dynamite among other things, specified in his will that most of his fortune would be used for prizes for “those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.”
How cool is that! For almost 120 years, people have been awarded for the difference they’ve made to mankind in this prestigious Nobel Prize.
Today we are inspired by Nobel and the difference we can all make every day.