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Announcement of the Nobel Prize for Physics 2009. From left Anne L'Huillier, Joseph Nordgren, Gunnar Öquist and Ingemar Lundström.

The Nobel Committee for Physics is the Nobel Committee responsible for proposing laureates for the Nobel Prize for Physics.[1] The Nobel Committee for Physics is appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It usually consists of Swedish professors of physics who are members of the Academy, although the Academy in principle could appoint anyone to the Committee.

The Committee is a working body without decision power, and the final decision to award the Nobel Prize for Physics is taken by the entire Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, after having a first discussion in the Academy's Class for Physics.[2]

Current membersEdit

The current members of the Committee are:[1]


The secretary takes part in the meeting, but cannot cast a vote unless the secretary is also a member of the Committee. Until 1973, the Nobel Committees for Physics and Chemistry had a common secretary.

Former membersEdit