The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi, India

Read the inauguration speech by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Federação das Indústria do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World is an exhibition about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize, the Laureates, and how Nobel Prize-awarded efforts have shaped and continue to change our world.

The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World uses unique objects and documents, original artistic interpretations, and advanced exhibition techniques.

The exhibition consists of five pavilions dealing with five different themes:

• The Nobel Prize provides an introduction to the Nobel Prize and its areas.

• Alfred Nobel presents Alfred Nobel, his inventions and industrial operations, and the background to his will.

• The Nobel Prize Over the Decades gives an overvew of the history of the Nobel Prize, and of the Laureates and their work.

• The Nobel Prize in Our Daily Lives demonstrates the link between Nobel Prize-awarded efforts and phenomena in everyday life.

• The Nobel Prize and the Future addresses the question of how Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries may affect the future and of what future Nobel Prizes may involve.

Selection of artefacts on show

Flasks from Alfred Nobel's laboratory. 







The magnetic horn was invented by Simon van der Meer to focus particle beams. For example, it was used for focusing antiproton beams in an experiment to find the W and Z particles. 



The note pad of Mario Vargas Llosa comes from El País, Spain's major daily newspaper, to which Vargas Llosa sometimes contributes.







For a long time this wooden bear had its place on Martti Ahtisaari's writing desk. As the President of Finland and as a peace negotiator, Ahtisaari worked for a more peaceful world.


Burj Khalifa, Dubai
29 March 2015–7 May 2015

New Delhi, India
30 October 2014–11 December 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 March 2014–19 April 2014

São Paulo, Brazil
11 November 2013–10 December 2013


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The Nobel Museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions, on the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Laureates, Alfred Nobel and related topics.

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