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2016 Nobel Laureates awarded in Stockholm, Bob Dylan absent

(CRI Online)    10:33, December 11, 2016

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gives a speech after receiving the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at an awarding ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2016. Juan Manuel Santos received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday for his efforts to bring his country's five-decade-long civil war to an end. [Photo: Xinhua/Zhang Shuhui]

A grand Nobel Prize Awards issuing ceremony have been held in Stockholm Concert Hall by the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in front of over one thousand scientists, politicians dignatories and royal guests. CRI's Chen Xuefei has more from Stockholm.

Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation said that he is worried about the current world.

"Just as in the era of Alfred Nobel, today there is dark cloud in the sky around the world, terrorist acts are a part of many people's daily lives, and wars are underway in many places. International cooperation and cross-border movements and openness are being criticized, science and knowledge are being questioned, for example regarding climate issue being one recent issue. Leading politicians both in Europe and the US are winning votes by denying the knowledge and scientific truth. "

Heldin said that the Nobel Prize is very important because Nobel prizes have been rewarded to those who help fight against poverty, are committed to scientific discoveries, authors of literature and verse, as well as political leaders contributing to peace.

"Alfred Nobel wanted to reward those who confer the greatest benefit to mankind. He understood the power of example, and this is the central concept behind his will. Good role models show their work through words and deeds, proving that it is possible to understand the world and to improve it. They confirm that people can tackle the biggest challenges of our era. Doing so requires creative and innovative individuals who are willing to take the lead to find the solutions and broaden our awareness. And he wanted us to be inspired by the Nobel Laureates and what they have achieved for humanity. "

This year's Nobel laureates include Professor David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz in physics, Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa in chemistry, professor Yoshinori Ohsumi in medicine, and Professor Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom in economic sciences. They received their Nobel medals and diplomas from the hands of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Nobel prize Laureate in Literature Bob Dylan failed to attend the awards ceremony, but his famous song "A hard Rain's Gonna fall" was sung by Patti Smith.

Earlier in the day Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

Except Santos, the Nobel Laureates all attended a grand banquet together with the Swedish King and Queen in the famous City Hall of Stockholm.

It has been a great tradition and a true showcase for Swedish fashion in combination with science and art.

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