• Short Summary

    THE PRESENTATION OF NOBEL PRIZES TO THIS YEAR'S WINNERS WAS MADE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN STOCKHOLM'S CONCERT HALL.

  • Description

    THE PRESENTATION OF NOBEL PRIZES TO THIS YEAR'S WINNERS WAS MADE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN STOCKHOLM'S CONCERT HALL. IT WAS A RECORD NUMBER OF LAUREATES. FILM SHOWS THE HALL, SEVERAL OF THE PRIZE WINNERS AND SWEDEN'S KING GUSTAV.

    AWARDS WERE AS FOLLOWS:-
    PHYSICS: PROF, MARIA GOEPPERT-MAYER, A FORMER GERMAN NOW LIVING IN CALIFORNIA, U.S.; PROF. J. HANS D. JENSEN, OF HEIDELBERG, GERMANY AND PROF. EUGEN P. WIGNER, A HUNGARIAN NOW LIVING IN PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, U.S.

    CHEMISTRY: PROF. KARL ZIEGLER, MUELHEIM-RUHR, GERMANY AND PROF. GIULIO NATTA, OF MILAN, ITALY.

    MEDICINE: SIR JOHN ECCLES, OF CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA AND TWO ENGLISHMEN, PROF. ALAN HODGKIN, OF CAMBRIDGE AND PROF. ANDREW HUXLEY, OF LONDON.

    LITERATURE: GEORGE SEFERIS, OF GREECE.

    PEACE PRIZE: DR. LINUS PAULING, OF THE U.S.

    IN THE CHANDELIERED HALL FOR THE PRESENTATION WAS A GLITTERING ARRAY OF STATESMEN, SCIENTIST AND DIPLOMATS. FOR THE WINNERS IT WAS A FAMILY, AFFAIR: PRESENT WERE EIGHT WIVES, II CHILDREN AND ONE GRANDCHILD.

    THERE WAS ONE BREAK WITH TRADITION. PROFESSOR NATTA, 60, WHO WALKS WITH DIFFICULTY, ROSE FROM HIS WHEELCHAIR ON THE STAGE BUT 81-YEAR-OLD KING GUSTAV WALKED UP THE STEPS TO PRESENT HIS DIPLOMA THERE. NORMALLY, WINNERS GO DOWN TO THE KING IN THE FRONT ROW OF THE AUDITORIUM.

    (EACH PRIZE WAS WORTH 265,000 CROWNS AND IS PAID FROM THE ESTATE OF ALFRED NOBEL, WHO DIED 67 YEARS AGO. THE NOBEL AWARDS BEGAN FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90CFNNEUKETNUMLAQS19PKZ3L
    Media URN:
    VLVA90CFNNEUKETNUMLAQS19PKZ3L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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