以下翻譯自諾貝爾物理獎官方網頁。順道一提再兩小時後就會公布今年的得獎者了 :p

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106 Nobel Prizes in Physics have been awarded between 1901-2012.

諾貝爾獎按照 Alred Nobel 先生的遺著設立,其中物理獎部分頒給 “the person who shall have made the most important discovery or invention within the field of physics”。自1901年開始頒發以來,不含2013年,共頒發了106次。是的你沒看錯,106這個數字不但沒有多,而且還比 $ 2013 - 1901$ 少了一點!是的,諾貝爾物理獎的歷史上,有其中六年並沒有頒發。根據諾貝爾基金會的規定,如果當年度沒有配得頒發諾貝爾獎的得獎人選的話,該獎項是可以從缺的。事實上在從缺的年份中,我們可以觀察到第一次和第二次世界大戰期間,都有若干年份從缺。

47 Physics Prizes have been given to one Laureate only.

2 women have been awarded the Physics Prize so far.

1 person, John Bardeen, has been awarded the Physics Prize twice.

25 years was the age of the youngest Physics Laureate ever, Lawrence Bragg, when he was awarded the 1915 Physics Prize together with his father.

55 is the average age of the Physics Laureates the year they were awarded the prize.