The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

POSTED: 07:10 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 04:59 AM PDT Oct 13, 2014 

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

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A person must be alive to be nominated. If they die during the consideration period, their name will be removed. Only if a person is announced as a winner and dies prior to the ceremony, will a posthumous award be given.

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