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Celebrating 100 Years of Nobel Prize Winners

April 15, 2001

Two exhibits celebrating the centennial of the Nobel Prizes open this month in Stockholm and Washington, D.C.

'Cultures of Creativity: The Centennial Exhibition of the Nobel Prize" is in the Stockholm Stock Exchange, below the chambers where the Swedish Academy meets each year to choose the winners in literature. It focuses on about 30 of the more than 700 Nobel laureates, including American Richard Feynman (physics, 1965). Objects on display range from the Dalai Lama's pencil to physicist Marie Curie's scientific instruments. The exhibit is open daily through Aug. 31, 2004. Adult admission is about $5. Tel. 011-46-8-232-506, http://www.nobel.se/nobel museum.

April 26 to Oct. 31, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History offers "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize." It explores the lives of Alfred Nobel and prizewinners. Open daily. Free. Tel. (202) 357-2700, http://www.si.edu.

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