The Nobel Museum's Research Department was established in 2003. Its research activities deal with historical, cultural and social aspects of modern science, peace, literature and economy, as well as Alfred Nobel and his time, Nobel laureates and their works, and museology.
The Department organizes a series of multi-disciplinary colloquia on Tuesday afternoons during the Academic Year. This is a forum for Swedish and international scholars to present and discuss new research. Every spring, the Department invites an international scholar of excellence to give the annual Neale Wheeler Watson lecture. The Department also organizes conferences and symposia.
The Research Department publishes two series of publications: Archives of the Nobel Museum, and Nobel Museum Occasional Papers.
The Department collaborates with Swedish and international universities and research institutes, such as Yale University, The Humboldt University in Berlin, Medicinsk Museion at Copenhagen University, The Institute and Museum for the History of Science in Florence, and Deutsches Museum in Munich.
For more information, please contact:
Katarina Nordqvist, Head of Research Department.
For more information about specific Nobel Laureates, visit:
Physics Laureate David Thouless donated an early handplotted graph to the Nobel Museum. This was the first experimental data showing that the Kosterlitz-Thouless transitions – until then only predicted in theory – worked.