Alfred Nobel was both a creative genius and an idealist. The inventor of dynamite and over 300 patents left an enduring legacy to the world by establishing a fund which would award annual prizes in five specified fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. Economic science was added in the 1960s. But what does it take to win a Nobel Prize: genes or genius, education or environment?
On this website, you can hear Nobel Prize-winners speak! Listen to the sound samples on this page with Windows Media Player. You can hear:
- Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
- Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)
- Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)