The Nobel Foundation stopped the Swedish Academy, the body that chooses the winner, from awarding the Prize, after the Academy was hit by allegations of sexual abuse, financial wrongdoing, corruption, and a cover-up.
On Tuesday, researchers from the United States, Canada and France were awarded the physics prize for advances in laser technologies. The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is to be announced Friday. No literature prize will be awarded this year.
Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more powerful flashes of light and even to act like tiny tweezers.
Nadia Murad, a survivor of sexual violence by the Islamic State, and Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns against the use of rape as a weapon of war.