The Nobel Prize in Physics is set to be awarded today, October 4. The event will be available via live stream, the Nobel Foundation announced on Monday.
To watch the live stream, check out the video below.
During Monday’s announcement, Nobel Foundation noted that the live streaming will happen at around 11:45 a.m. local time in Stockholm, Sweden. That’s around 5:45 a.m. Eastern Time.
Nobel Prize in Physics Predictions
But since the identity of the nominees have always been kept confidential for the past 50 years, it’s hard to speculate the possible winners. But there are forecasting firms that have been providing predictions on the likely winners based on different predictors.
According to business analytics think tank Thomson Reuters, which provides a prediction of possible Nobel Prize winners over the past year, Marvin L. Cohen, Ronald W.P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne, and Rainer Weiss are among the most likely Nobel Laureate in Physics this year.
Cohen has been credited for his enormous contribution to the field of physics with his extensive work on predicting the properties of solid material. A theoretical physicist, Cohen is a professor at the University of California Berkeley.
Nobel Prize Facts, Trivia
The Nobel Foundation has awarded a total of 109 Nobel Prizes in Physics between 1901 and 2015. Of these awards, a total of 47 Physics Prizes have been awarded to one Laureate only. Two Physics Prize have been bestowed to females.
The average age of a Physics Laureate is 55, with Lawrence Bragg the youngest Physics Laureate at the age of 25. Bragg won the award with his father in 1915. They discovered the Bragg’s Law of X-ray diffraction.
The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.