The Nobel Prize is, of course, the most prestigious award in a number of major fields such as physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and economics. The prizes are awarded at the Stockholm Concert Hall, followed by the banquet at the Stockholm City Hall (photograph). I was told that the winner walked down these stairs to greet the guests.
We did walk up the stairs, however.
Few people can actually win the Nobel Prize. But striving to confer “the greatest benefit on mankind” is a noble course to which all of us can aspire.