Which Nobel Prize Winner Are You?
Many consider the Nobel Prize to be the most prestigious award in the entire world. Those that the Norwegian Nobel Committee selects as winners are supposed to have provided the greatest benefits to humanity. As of early 2022, 943 different people have been awarded Nobel Prizes. You may wonder which of these winners you most closely resemble. This quiz is going to highlight just that!
Since 1968, six Nobel Prizes have been awarded annually, with winners being selected in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economic sciences. (OK, some nitpickers will point out that in 1972, only five prizes were awarded. Shush!) Before 1968, five prizes tended to be awarded annually, with the economic sciences category not yet being established. And occasionally, annoyances like World Wars got in the way, meaning that in some years, no Nobel Prizes were awarded.
And yes, there’s a significant personal benefit to being awarded a Nobel Prize. As well as being recognized as being at the top of your field, you get a medal that’s 18-carat gold on the inside and plated with 24-carat gold on the outside. Oh, and there’s also the prize money, which works out to a little under $1 million.
Nobel Prize winner
Alfred Nobel created the Nobel Prize in his will. His intention was for the Nobel laureate to represent the very best that humanity has to offer. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded for physics, physiology or medicine, chemistry, literature, and peace.
In the 1960s, economic sciences became the sixth Nobel Prize. Nobel Prize winners include some of the most respected people in history, ranging from politicians to scientists to artists to much more. Of course, some recipients of these prestigious awards have faced criticism, but the Nobel Prize itself is still widely regarded as the gold standard of awarding institutions.