The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

POSTED: 08:41 AM PDT Oct 07, 2013    UPDATED: 06:52 AM PDT Oct 14, 2013 

Now that the final Nobel Prize winner has been revealed, find out more about the 102-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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